Imagine getting soaked by a car-splash, on your way to work or an important meeting. The Rain Shield offers a shield-like umbrella and is crafted with a single curved steel wire and a telescopic rod. It has no pointed ends or sharp edges, and it won’t blow inside out in windy conditions. Designer Liu Li-Hsiang demonstrates how this umbrella easily folds and compresses into a 180-millimetre-diameter disc that can be stored in a bag. Have a look at the video and judge for yourself. Designers were Lin Min-Wei & Liu Li-Hsiang.