This cute kitten-themed umbrella combines kaleidoscopic cat & flower illustrations evoking gorgeous Hungarian embroidery combined with built-in severe weather resistance.
Umbrellas aren't just utilitarian objects, though they often appear to be exactly that. Then there's the Cat & Flower umbrella from Japanese specialty retailer Felissimo. This umbrella builds upon the functionality demanded by rain-weary consumers by infusing delightful kitten-themed design elements that make stormy moods much sunnier!
The Cat & Flower umbrella features a colorful design by popular illustrator Arisa Shimoda. Alternating calico cats and red poppies are arranged in a kaleidoscopic pattern spread 260 degrees around the umbrella's axis. The design is based on Hungarian embroidery but is printed onto polyester fabric, ensuring long-term brilliance and durability season in and season out.
The Cat & Flower umbrella measures 90 cm (35.5”) long from its curved natural wood handle to the rounded point of the steel ferrule. When opened, the steel & glass fiber ribs open the umbrella to a “large” size diameter of 100 cm or just under 40 inches.
The Cat & Flower umbrella is no mere toy or novelty item: its real-world-tested design can take whatever Japan's notorious typhoons can dish out and bounce back for more. “Even if the umbrella is turned upside down in the wind,” according to the product page copy, “the entire frame is bent to reduce the burden on the bone. It is structured to return to its original state by closing the umbrella.” For more information and ordering instructions, please visit the Felissimo Neko-bu “Lovely Cat Sundries” online product page.