Transforming Drip-Free Umbrella-in-a-Handbag Design

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Like the proverbial mouse trap, it seems like everyone is always out to design a better umbrella. While many of the results are more focused on novelty and form than function, some combine style and substance in an appealing and pragmatic way – such as this transforming umbrella-into-a-bag idea by Seung Hee Son.

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The portability is of course the first and most obvious benefit of this design but certainly not the only one. In addition to collapsing into an easy-to-carry handbag, this umbrella inverts as it does so – thus, it captures the water on the inside instead of letting it drip within whatever interior space you are entering.

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Moreover, the designer has thought out how the transformation process will work on a step-by-step basis to ensure that everything can be done in a dry, comfortable and easy way with one hand on the handle and the other hand performing the conversion without getting wet.

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