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The Cup Umbrella by Alessandro Busana Reduces Water Stains

The Cup Umbrella by Alessandro Busana is the perfect prevention method for those pesky drops of water that fall on the floor after a rainy walk outside. Closing one's parasol can become a messy matter, with water dripping everywhere, but by placing a cup on the top of the umbrella, Busana hopes to make this ordeal a little less complicated.

The design is really quite simple, with a cup-like structure placed where the end point of the umbrella normally is. When a user then closes the umbrella, water drips into the cup instead of onto the floor. Granted, for those that give their parasol a quick shake before heading inside, this won't guarantee a few drops won't make their way on your clothes, but it should prevent water from falling on the carpet. Photo Credits: designboom,