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Grandmaster | Autumn 2019

“When travelling, I’ve always loved scenes of people playing chess at the seaside in Europe and under the trees in Central Park and wish we had more of that in my hometown…Perhaps we have a little more rain than they do around the Med or the Black Sea but why should a spot of rain get in the way of an afternoon at the chessboard? Enter our latest Karen Walker + BLUNT Umbrella and the problem’s solved. Talk about a great defence” ‑ Karen Walker


Spring 2017

Flox’s trademark native birds, ferns and flowers, all a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga, transform a rainy day into a vibrant depiction of the natural world.


Spring 2017

Dick Frizzell is one of New Zealand’s most-loved artists. Inspired by weather catch-crys, Frizzell created this classic sign-style print celebrating slogans, popular sayings, famous weather reports and song lyrics, such as ‘always take the weather with you’, ‘the sun will come out tomorrow’, ‘I’m singing in the rain’, ‘blame it on the rain’, and ‘there’s a weather bomb out in the Tasman’.


Autumn 2020

“I designed the Blunt + fortyonehundred umbrella as a reminder of connection; between the rain falling, with the soul in the middle, grounded to the earth below. Fractal patterning allows us to visualise the unbreakable and immense interconnection between humans and nature. A beautiful fusion of art, science, mathematics and people” – Lizzie Snow


Winter 2019

“My husband breeds tropical fish, and for the past year our studio has been shared with quite a few aquariums, which is lovely to be surrounded by, and has definitely had some influence in creating this work. I wanted the design to be watery and dreamy but also quite graphic with eye-popping colour so it would really be noticed when coming down the street.” — Misery


Spring 2019

"The gloss black print on matte black umbrella catches the light beautifully and has a wet look. We have also incorporated elements of our fine jewellery collection, with the detachable leather strap featuring silver ‘Ninja Star’ charms and a branded snap-dome.” ‑ Marc Moore, founder + creative director at Stolen Girlfriends Club


Spring 2019

Inspired by George’s ‘Freedom of Expression’ collection, where he explores the different identities influenced by street culture. Using multiple printing techniques, George created a distinctive camo print allowing the colours and textures to blend and fabricate into a unique print.


“Its architectural integrity is as unbroken as the dome of St. Peter‘s”

“Structurally, the Blunt falls somewhere between suspension bridge and NASA space probe”

“Umbrellas are just another hateful piece of urban luggage…. The Blunt umbrella‘s intelligent design might actually convert this hater”