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91/1349 Umbrella, 'Barrier Reef' design, plastic / nylon, designed by Ken Done, made by Oroton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1990. Click to enlarge.

‘Barrier Reef’ umbrella by Ken Done design for Oroton

Designed by Done, Ken in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1990.
Umbrella, 'Barrier Reef' design, plastic / nylon, designed by Ken Done, made by Oroton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1990.

An umbrella with a nylon canopy featuring a 'Barrier Reef' print designed by Ken Done. The design is predominantly in blue, aqua, yellow, pink and black and features stylised fish and shells. There is a border around the edge of the canopy. The border is yellow with a pink stripe containing spots of aqua and blue. A nylon strap with a metal press stud secures the canopy closed when the umbrella is not in use.The umbrella has a chromed metal frame with a push button release system. There is a blue plastic handle at one end of the frame and a blue plastic spoke at the opposite end.

Summary

Object No.

91/1349

Object Statement

Umbrella, 'Barrier Reef' design, plastic / nylon, designed by Ken Done, made by Oroton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1990

Physical Description

Umbrella, 'Barrier Reef' design, plastic / nylon, designed by Ken Done, made by Oroton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1990.

An umbrella with a nylon canopy featuring a 'Barrier Reef' print designed by Ken Done. The design is predominantly in blue, aqua, yellow, pink and black and features stylised fish and shells. There is a border around the edge of the canopy. The border is yellow with a pink stripe containing spots of aqua and blue. A nylon strap with a metal press stud secures the canopy closed when the umbrella is not in use.The umbrella has a chromed metal frame with a push button release system. There is a blue plastic handle at one end of the frame and a blue plastic spoke at the opposite end.

Marks

'Ken Done' has been printed in yellow eight times, above the border, around the canopy of the umbrella.

Dimensions

Width

305 mm

Production

Notes

The umbrella was designed by Ken Done in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and made by Oroton between 1980 and 1990.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Barrier Reef' umbrella by Ken Done design for Oroton 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 August 2020, <https://ma.as/112477>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/112477 |title='Barrier Reef' umbrella by Ken Done design for Oroton |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=15 August 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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