Cypress Umbrella looks just like an ordinary umbrella, but don’t skip this page yet, you’ll be amazed once you know about its innovative suspension system. This project offers you world’s first fully telescopic umbrella with interchangeable canvas. The idea started as an ambition to develop smallest and portable everyday umbrella while retaining its strength. Unfortunately, after countless weeks of testing and trying to design a smaller umbrella, the design team realized all small umbrellas were constructed just the same in order to reduce final size and weight, thus sacrificing the strength. Keeping this in mind, the project found its new goal, design and develop the most durable umbrella without adding additional weight.
Standard umbrella flips inside out against strong winds, this is not acceptable. Cypress Umbrella introduces independent suspension system to make it extremely wind resistant while keeping its weight comparable to other existing umbrellas on the market. The interchangeable canvas is a great feature to extend the service life of this umbrella.
Fully telescopic frame architecture means strong and durable frame, combined with traditional collapsible stem and telescopic rib design. It’s not another standard skeleton with U-shaped channels and hinged linkages, this time, each rib is comprised of tubular sections coupled with precision machined joints and stainless steel pins. When opened, the telescopic design provides a rigid structure 10 times stronger than traditional umbrella. When closed, the umbrella collapses within itself to minimize wasted space and exposed components.
No more flip inside out, Cypress’s frame architecture offers a universal defence against nature’s elements. Each rib has been designed to pivot individually and automatically adjust itself against chaotic winds, just like automotive suspension system. In this way, each rib can flex independently against the frame to relive trapped air, creating a beautiful aerodynamically stable structure. Cypress Umbrella is also equipped with built-in enclosure, making it easy to store without getting your stuff wet.
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