Presenting Rain Shield, a Red Dot award winner designed by Taiwanese students Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang. The design of the umbrella replaces sharp corners with sleek curves, and forgoes the need of “bones” or joints.

This redesign is reminiscent of those car shields which can easily be folded to open and close. This allows the umbrella to be stowed flat inside a purse or briefcase.  Learn more about how it works by playing the clip below: