Knirps was started in 1928 when the company invented the folding umbrella. This iconic German brand has set the worldwide standard for umbrella design with products that are both fashionable and durable. The collection is made up of a wide variety of items including compact umbrellas to large, over-sized canopies to provide the best protection available. The German engineering features mechanical soundness, resilient canopy fabrics, and strong, solid, efficient designs. Knirps was also selected as one of Germany’s “ Brands of the Century” by the prestigious Deutsche Standards publication.