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warm umbrella / warm umbrella

warm umbrella

The innovation of this design is a soft semi-circular magnet apron which is attached to the general umbrella.It will provide you a better shade from rains while you are walking alone.And when walking together, the aprons would attach to each other due to the magnetic force.Functionally, it addresses the issue that rains would drop down to your clothes since two people walking too close.From the emotional perspective, it not only draws the two people together but makes it pleasing that they are just like the magnets hold each other firmly. So, we call it Warm Umbrella.


Hunan University

Hunan University
Changsha, China

Jianxun Lai,
Hunan University