Rain Shield is an intriguing redesign of the umbrella that provides additional side coverage to protect against windblown rain or splashes (video). The canopy is supported by a single curved steel wire and a telescoping rod—there are no flimsy metal ribs or dangerous pointy tips. The Rain Shield design concept is by Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang.
via Yanko Design
images & video via Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang