Apply the know-how of origami, design umbrellas like polygons without bones "Sa"
Anyone can say that an "umbrella" that one or two has has a completed design in a sense, its basic structure has not changed so far. A new umbrella that can be said that bringing innovative mechanism to such umbrella structure is "SaIt is (Sa) ".
What kind of umbrella is "Sa" is to be understood by looking at the following movies and so on.
Justin Negelberg, who developed the "Sa" on the right. And the left is New York watch brand "NOOKAMr. Matthew Waldmann who established the "Nuka" (Nuka). Mr. Waldman is supposed to be in charge of production management of Sa by using experience of own brand product development.
A prototype of "Sa" umbrella held by Mr. Negelberg. It looks quite different from general umbrella, it is like a 3DCG polygon with a design consisting only of triangles is a big feature.
The internal structure is also a breakthrough. Instead of common iron bones, inside of Sa parts like bone made of the same material as umbrella "Guide panel"Is installed and ...
When spreading the umbrella, the guide panel spreads widely so that the umbrella can be spread out from the inside.
Many of the umbrellas currently on the market have bones made of iron and the like,Sa has a structure without any bonesThe biggest feature. The guide panel is said to be a strong structure to withstand repetitive opening and closing and wind power.
And the material used is also quite innovative. The material used in Sa is only one kind of recyclable plastics, both umbrella and guide panels, handles and middle bars are manufactured using the same plastic.
It is said that all mechanisms such as springs are contained in the main body, and when opening the umbrella just twist the handle part by hand.
If you pull the handle toward you the umbrella is closed.
The opening and closing image looks something like this. The opening and closing motion itself is the same as a general umbrella, but its structure and its appearance when opened are totally different things from conventional products.
The umbrella part is also made of plastic, but this part seems to have a high flexibility.
Magnets are built in the umbrella, making it easy to put together umbrellas when folding.
Mr. Negelberg has devised an umbrella of simple shape, lightness, and natural shape which is frustrating to the conventional umbrella which is fragile, difficult to handle, and has a complex mechanism so far. Creating "Sa" began as a result of presenting that idea to Mr. Waldmann.
A few months later, prototypes were made using paper, sketches, 3D printers, etc.
Mr. Negelberg says that Sa's roots are in origami in Japan. It seems that the name "Sa" was taken from the word "umbrella" in Japanese, "Atsame" meaning rain, and "傘 を" in an umbrella so It seems to be a glimpse of its impact.
This "Sa" is a cloud funding siteKickstarterWe are looking for investment in. For the target amount of 30,000 dollars (about 3.5 million yen), about 123 thousand dollars (about 14.5 million yen) is gathered at the time of article creation. It is possible to get one Sa by a contribution of 89 dollars (about 10,000 yen), 169 dollars (2 ten thousand yen) in two cases, 409 dollars which is somewhat favorable if it is 5 pieces (about 40 thousand yen 8000 yen) and so on. For shipping outside the United States, a shipping fee of $ 20 (approximately 2400 yen) is required separately.
For the Kickstarter campaign, the colors include six colors of cyan, yellow, magenta, black, gray, white. In the future also new colors, color combinations, pattern patterns etc are also being considered.
In addition, due to breakthrough of 100,000 dollars of stretch · goal which was set separately from target amount, development of Sa folding version is also planned. Delivery time is expected to be 2 to 3 months behind normal Sa.
Regarding the progress of the project, it is completed at the time of article creation that the prototype operation check has been completed and it is in the stage of preparing for production, the production is completed and reaches the user in 2015 2 It will be around Monday ~ March. Although it can be said that there is a certain delay in the production plan,NOOKAWaldmann 's know - how with 20 years of production management experience, and I'm thinking that I want to advance smoothly.
The deadline for investment is just Japan time on 9th December 1, 2014 (Monday).
Sa ™: The Umbrella Reimagined by Justin Nagelberg & Matthew Waldman - Kickstarter