For $8,000 you can by a car or you can keep yourself dry. That’s right, the Atelier Umbrella from visvim’s 2015 autumn/winter collection costs exactly $8,000. Hiroki Nakamura, founder of Japan-based visvim, has designed the Atelier Umbrella, which is result of six months of craftsmanship in Paris using carefully sourced materials. With a price like that, you would expect it to be comprised of gold, but it notes construction from beechwood, fish oil tanned goat leather, brass tipped rattan and skein-dyed cotton.
This overvalued accessory holds true to the ethos of visvim: craftsmanship, quality, and material over quantity and affordability to the masses.