The R-Series Umbrella. Built from machined aluminium components and featuring individual details such as a Japanese fabric canopy and hand-stitched leather grip. The bent aluminium handle - left hollow to save weight and create a subtle visual cue to the city bike - provides added functionality, alongside a unique threaded metal keeper to hold the canopy tips.
Localising the manufacture and assembly of products is a key aim for Instrmnt: while specific materials are sourced in Europe and Japan, all manufacturing processes for the R-Series take place in the UK. Each leather grip is stitched by hand in Oxford and Doune, while final assembly occurs at our custom built workshop in Glasgow.
In a nod to the colour combinations of our 01-Series watch collection, the R-Series umbrella is available in two launch styles:
• Sandblasted gunmetal with a grey fabric canopy and tan leather handle.
• Sandblasted silver with a black fabric canopy and black leather handle
A series of images have been produced to coincide with the launch, shot by acclaimed Glasgow photographer Susan Castillo on location in the city’s iconic Govanhill Baths.