If you’ve ever fought your way through a crowded city street on a wet day, trying to avoid being poked and snagged in a sea of sharp, pointy umbrellas, you’ll be familiar with the frustrations that drove BLUNT founder and inventor Greig Breibner to create something better. Today, he vividly recalls that moment of epiphany from 2006. ‘I remember walking down Regent St in London on a busy, rainy day, dodging umbrellas, and noticing how poor they were. Here was a product that had been around for over 150 years and hadn’t fundamentally evolved since inception. It wasn’t delivering the experience that I saw in my head that it could. I became obsessed to an unhealthy level with imagining this perfect umbrella’.
But as we all know, perfection is difficult to achieve. The BLUNT umbrella took nearly two years of progressive prototyping and radical design work. As far as we’re concerned, it was worth the wait. Combining beautiful design with superior engineering, they’re the perfect wet weather companions – protective, practical and windproof umbrellas for commuting, travel and everyday life.