Umbrellas are common to use in rainy weather, they’re usually pretty standard in design and lack originality. Umbrellas can also be known as parasol and is mostly used to protect you from rain and sunlight. In today’s article we’ll be looking at 26 Creative and Weird Umbrellas. All of these umbrellas are fun and creative! Would you like to own any of these creative and weird umbrellas?
Some interesting facts about Umbrellas:
- Word umbrella comes from the Latin word “umbros” which means shade or shadow.
- Modern day widespread acceptance of umbrellas started to spread across the Europe in middle of 18th century.
- Up until that point, umbrellas were viewed as a female fashion accessory.
- The first man who publicly carried umbrella was Englishman Jonas Hanway. His influence finally introduced umbrella to male population of England, and soon after entire world.
- Modern day umbrellas are strikingly similar in their design to the models that were used in ancient Greece and Rome.
- Technological advancement of 20th century enabled the creation of mechanisms and materials that are integral part of modern umbrellas.
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Umbuster Brass Knuckle Umbrella
The Umbuster is an Umbrella with an ergonomically positioned knuckle duster handle configuration. Looks pretty comfy.
Nubrella is no ordinary umbrella: it can be easily strap on your shoulders so that you do not need to hold it with your hands. It stops rain, wind, snow and extreme cold– and keeps your head, face and shoulders drier than ever.
Urban Combat Umbrella
When it rains people get nervous and you cannot pass a man with an umbrella without being pushed. This umbrella will give you the pleasure to give your sweet virtual revenge and shoot them down.
Heart Shaped Umbrella
Heart Umbrella Fill rainy days with love thanks to this funky umbrella! Get noticed in any crowd and show everyone what a big softy you are with this Heart Umbrella.
This inflatable cloud-shaped Umbrella is a unique model. In order to unfold it, you just need to push and pull the air drum built in the handle. It might be you the only one with white clouds floating over the head.
Keeps your pet dry and comfortable in rain, sleet or snow.
Inside Out umbrella by Seung Hee Son folds into a small handbag.
Huge Japanese Umbrella
This gigantic full body umbrella was seen in Tokyo, Japan.
It’s an umbrella with a handle that could be transformed into cuffs. Once you lock it, your umbrella will be a prisoner till you come back.
Rain Brush Umbrella – Umbrella For Graffiti
Rain Brush Umbrella designed with a paint-brush (silicon) like tip, so that you can dip it into the nearest rain puddle and start drawing water graffiti on the sidewalk.
Light Saber Umbrella
Take the trendy and illuminating properties of a LED flashlight, mix in a light emitting multi-coloured handle, throw in the terribly useful water repelling function of an umbrella.
For all you detectives out there! Spies and scuba divers alike will appreciate the secret, goggle-shaped window umbrellas. (Designer: 25 Togo Studio)
Wheel & Seal Umbrellas
Terrible weather can make anyone easily depressed. For this reason, taiwanese designers have created “wheel” and “seal” umbrellas for children. First design features wheels that leave impressions of smiley faces on the floor using puddles left over from the rain. An alternative version titled “seal umbrella” stamps wet smiley faces on the pavement. (Designers: yu-ting cheng, yu-hsun chung, shaw-chen chen)
Water Gun Umbrella
This unique, funnel shaped umbrella harnesses the flow of rainwater down into its handle, a water pistol. The user can fire at will, maintaining a constant flow of water as long as rain continues to fall! (Designer: Alex Wooley)
This merger of two umbrellas eliminates the jockeying for position that occurs when two people compete for adequate coverage underneath a typical umbrella. (buy)
Off The Course Umbrella
This umbrella was inspired by designer’s rainy day golf outings. While living in Scotland, he and his friends often found themselves carrying golf clubs and umbrellas simultaneously, which struck inspiration in the young designer. Made of steel, fiberglass, polyester, and rubber. This product is an umbrella and should not be used as a golf club. (Designer:
Cup Holder Umbrella
A handle will let one hold a paper cup or a coffee cup while holding onto the umbrella. (Designer: Ek Design)
Full Body Umbrella
Photo by yamuhaton
The Inside Out Umbrella
This umbrella can be inverted into a small bag. (Designer: Seung Hee Son)
Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man
Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man combines a symbol of gentlemanly refinement—the full-sized, dark umbrella—with an element of more manly sword-bearing times. The umbrellas offer brief psychological respite from the dictates of social amiability; aggressive fantasies are allowed and encouraged on the daily commute to the office. The effete civilian’s grasp of the handle takes him into the world of the masterful samurai, the medieval barbarian, or the triumphant cavalryman. (buy)
The Backpack Umbrella
This is the umbrella that is worn on the back, providing rain and sun protection while keeping the hands free. (buy)
This inverted bumbershoot forms a waterproof cocoon around a small dog, enabling canine and master to maintain a walking regimen in inclement weather. (buy)
Light Drops Umbrella
As water pours over the surface, potential energy from raindrops slamming onto the conductive membrane called PDVF transforms into electrical energy powering embedded LEDs sending your umbrella ablaze with light. The heavier the rain, the brighter the light to help you see your way. (Designer: Sang-Kyun Park)
F**k The Rain Umbrella
From the rain’s point of view.
No rain welcomed! (Designer: Art Lebedev Studio)
Japanese designer has designed a parasol with a built in sun dial to be read from underneath. One rotates the umbrella and the handle mounted compass to find magnetic north, correctly orienting the inside graphics. Based on the curvature of the earth,the sun lights the umbrella from the back and is allowed to mark the approximate time.  (Designer: Kota Nezu)
Humor and surprise are two of the designer Tibor Kalman’s hallmarks, as witnessed by this view of a blue sky on a most probably gray day. MoMA’s witty umbrella with an eternally cheerful sky is known and enjoyed throughout the world. (buy)