Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
(free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Air Bone / Air structure Umbrella

Air Bone

Foldable umbrella is light and small, so lot of people like to carry them in rainy days. However, the existing foldable umbrellas have fragile metal structure. They break easily with repeatedly folds or blown by wind. It means that a folding umbrella has a short duration.
Air bone is a concept that combines air pump and foldable umbrella. Air bone has an airtight pump which pumps up air into the structure of a umbrella. The structure filled with air stretches the umbrella cloth and be ready for use. For folding it, you can simply pump down air from structure of umbrella. Structure of air bone is foldable and flexible.

University

National Taipei University of Technology

NTUT
Taipei City, Taiwan

Wu Chung, Ru,
NTUT

Ou Yang Hung, Po,
NTUT

Li-Xuan, Zhu,
NTUT

KUO-CHUN, TSENG,
NTUT

GO TO PROFILE