Wireframe Umbrellas

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For The Illusion, the designer wanted wireframe umbrellas during the rain sequence. I experimented with several options including modifying traditional umbrellas, but building them from scratch was the best solution.

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This is the research I was given for the look of the umbrellas.

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ch of the 8 spokes was welded to the center rod, then bent down around a wooden jig. The curved pieces were then welded in between each of the spokes to mimic what would be the edge of the fabric.

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The shaft was then inserted into a pre-drilled hole in an existing umbrella handle and fastened with two sheet metal screws.

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After spray painting them to match the hoop skirts, they were complete.