Akira Lite + UV bird garden

Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most iconic designers. Born in Kyoto Japan, Akira moved to Australia in 1986 where he studied fashion design at the Sydney Institute of Technology, drawing inspiration from contemporary Japanese design.

Blunt™ has teamed up with this iconic designer to create two iconic umbrella designs. We bring you the BLUNT Lite + UV with Akira's Bird garden design.

Limited Edition

Regular price $159.00 Sale

diameter

105 cm / 41 in

length

77 cm / 30 in

weight

360 g / 0.8 lb

Akira’s work is heavily influenced by his Japanese heritage and the floral motif is widely used in traditional Japanese textiles and garments such as the Kimono. The bird which appears in the ‘bird garden’ design is the Japanese sparrow, which is native to Japan and symbolises loyalty and love.

Akira Artist - Signature

Since 1998, Akira has shown his collections in Paris, where he presents Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections to international buyers each year. He has achieved international recognition for his exquisite contemporary designs, which are sought after in every major fashion capital throughout the world.

BLUNT Lite

Slim, stylish and as sturdy as our umbrellas come, the Blunt™ Lite is our lightest full-length umbrella to date. With the curved, genuine leather handle adding a touch of class, this is a fine choice for those that like to swing a folded umbrella while they walk (in between rain showers, of course).

Blunt Umbrella Lite Akira Limited Edition
Blunt Umbrella Lite Akira Limited Edition

Akira

Since being named Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year at the Australian Fashion Industry Awards in 1999 Akira has received a string of awards.

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

Wired

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

The Wall Street Journal

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

Gizmodo