New umbrella springs back from wind gusts

05/17/2013 | Wired.com

A new umbrella incorporates engineering, polypropylene, Bosch hinges and simplicity to solve the problem of conventional umbrellas that collapse in gusty winds. The Ginkgo umbrella, with only 20 parts, from designer Federico Venturi and mechanical engineer Gianluca Savalli also has the advantage of being completely recyclable.

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