Born in New Zealand and raised in wild weather. It was the perfect place for the idea of an umbrella re-think.
Why? Because it was also the perfect place to grow up with an appreciation of nature and the outdoors, driving a passion for sustainability and never letting rain stop play.
The team behind BLUNT™ Umbrellas abhor the throwaway culture, something umbrellas are at the forefront of, and are on a quest to change consumer acceptance of built-in obsolescence and shoddy workmanship one BLUNT™ umbrella at a time.
They don't want to make products that end up in landfill – but to be part of the solution.
How? By merging a truly revolutionary innovation and design with quality workmanship, painstaking material selection and some mad scientist testing thrown in. BLUNT™ umbrellas are designed to be repaired, if need be, but never thrown away.
Put bluntly these umbrellas are the single most significant advancement in umbrella design, in over a century…
Plus they also happen to look incredible too. Function meets form.
Since being founded in 2009, design critics and press alike have bestowed BLUNT™ with such accolades as a 'revolution in umbrella design", a 'structure that falls between a suspension bridge and a NASA space probe" (The Wall Street Journal), and an umbrella with 'architectural integrity as unbroken as the dome of St. Peter's" (Wired). In 2014, Blunt won a prestigious iF Product Design award and a Red Dot Design Award at the International Design Awards in Germany.
With a comprehensive range of models to choose from, including the connected Blunt + Tile, BLUNT™ has its user covered, whatever the weather, whatever his or her style.
Like all good, young New Zealanders BLUNT™ is inspired by adventure and travel, leaving the beauty of it's homeland to explore, and educate, the rest of the world on how they can love weather.
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