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Sky Umbrella

This umbrella's surprising blue-sky interior echoes the playful career of designer Tibor Kalman.

Sky Umbrella

Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, 1992

This product is represented in MoMA's Design collection.

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Sky Umbrella

In 1992 the MoMA Design Store introduced the Sky Umbrella by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. The umbrella's exterior gives away nothing more than a plain, black canopy and a simple wooden handle. Once opened, the interior reveals a cheerful blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds. The umbrella's surprising blue-sky interior echoes the playful career of Kalman, whose work is featured in the Museum’s collection. Kalman once again used the visual motif of the Sky Umbrella in a 1995 issue of Colors, an award-winning global magazine where Kalman served as the founding editor-in-chief. Made of sturdy nylon covering the photo-process-printed sky on polyester with a durable wooden shaft and handle with a manual open/close mechanism.

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About the Designer

Tibor Kalman

Tibor Kalman (1949-1999) founded the legendary, multidisciplinary design firm M&Co in 1979. In collaboration with his wife Maira, the conceptually progressive firm initially created graphics, magazines and film titles, and books. Following the release of a record album cover for the rock band Talking Heads, M&Co gained major attention for "pushing the envelope" on conventions of design and typography, and went on to become a major influence on emerging designers.

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Product Specs

Type Umbrellas
Size Full-Size: 38"span; 35"l
Materials Nylon, Polyester, Wood
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Designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Date 1992
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