I have come across the Tyrrell Katz designs a few times, but I’ve never bought anything until a couple of weeks ago when I found their childrens umbrellas in a tiny shop in Padova. I decided to buy one for my son, and one for each of Esther’s children, to take with us to rainy London!
I picked the horse riding, pirates and space themes … but they all look so fun.
I’m not sure about Esther’s kids but my son loves carrying around his own brolly whenever it rains; just putting it up and taking it down makes him feel more grown up. These umbrellas are fun to look at and designed with children in mind — they have chunky rounded handles to make carrying easy and a rounded tip for safety, plus rounded ends to each spoke.
They have recently opened an office in the U.S. so it should be easy to find them across the Atlantic too.
My kids love them too – and so do I!!
any chance you can tell me where this shop is in padova? i’d love some of these for my bunch!
It’s in that street that connects piazza delle erbe to piazza dei signori. I think it’s called via fiume.
it’s a lovely shop that sells loads of wooden toys, but I can’t remember the name now!