The Marimekko Mini-Unikko Black Mini-Manual Umbrella may only be half a foot when close, but it opens to provide 38-1/2" of coverage. Featuring Maija Isola's iconic Unikko (poppy) print, it is both a fashionable and functional accessory that you can keep in your purse, backpack or carry-on just in case.
The bold prints of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. The brand’s impact reaches beyond Finland, however, as Marimekko is said to be one of the world’s first real lifestyle brands offering fashion and accessories alongside home décor in seam... More Marimekko
Undisputedly the most famous textile designer to have existed at Marimekko, Maija Isola created over 500 prints during her long and colorful employment. The height of her design notoriety occurred during the 1960’s, right around the time when she created her explosive Unikko pattern. In add... More Maija Isola
I was so excited for this umbrella and then equally disappointed. The fabric was beautiful, but the umbrella was extremely cheap. The shaft of the umbrella was very flimsy, felt like a little breeze would bend it over. And the canopy of it, well let's just say it's hard for me to evaluate being that the umbrella wouldn't even open up. Yep a minimum requirement for my umbrellas is that they open, this one failed. Neither my husband or I could get it to open. I just quit, put it back in the box and then had the luxury of getting to pay to mail it back. Do not buy this umbrella.
July 8, 2018
Statement piece in the rain!
Love this iconic umbrella! Mine was stolen, but I miss it enough that I'm investing in another one!
Please illustrate the method of opening this umbrella?
It is a manual open umbrella, with no button. Hold the handle in one hand and push the base of the umbrella up with your other hand to open the canopy. If it sticks a little, gently shake the umbrella in a twisting motion with the hand holding the handle, while pushing the canopy upwards. To close, just pull the base of the canopy back down toward the handle.