Eighteen months in the making, the MISSONI x FUNBOY Butterfly float is a timeless piece of floating art. The signature Missoni aesthetic has been melded into Funboy’s utilitarian and ergonomic float design. The result – a pool float that is as at home on the catwalks of Milan as it is in your backyard oasis.
If you think that the float is a mini engineering and fashion marvel, then you will also be amazed on how this project started.
Way back in 2016, Funboy’s founding team initially reached out to Angela Missoni over and Instagram direct message asking if she might consider a brand collaboration. Angela who happened to be a fan of Funboy’s floats and immediately saw potential in the out-of-the-box collaboration. This unorthodox meeting of the minds will go down in history as truly a modern brand connection facilitated over social media.
When asked why Funboy chose to approach Missoni among all the fashion worlds, Blake Barrett, co-founder of the company and the brand said, “Our family has always been transfixed by Missoni’s use of color and geometric shapes and we knew it would translate into an incredible three-dimensional pool float. We reached-out over DM to Angela hoping she would share our vision.” And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Missoni is not only one of the world’s most prominent fashion brands, but with its casual, colorful mix & match creations, the Italian heritage brand also introduced a precise, and iconic way of
dressing and living.
In 2018, Missoni celebrates its 65th anniversary, and, throughout the brand’s history, unique collaborations, bringing the brand’s innovation and signature aesthetic to a variety of quality products, have solidified the house as one of the most iconic lifestyle brands in the world.
Based in California, Funboy is a luxury purveyor of original summer essentials. Founded in 2015 by a family of creatives, it is known for high quality, designer floats.
The limited-edition MISSONI x FUNBOY Butterfly Float is now available exclusively on www.funboy.com/pages/missoni-x-funboy.
The MISSONI x FUNBOY Butterfly features an elegant and graceful wing shape engineered to gently rise out of the water when lounging on the float, creating a sensation of flying across the water. MISSONI’s artwork features masterful gradients of color combined with nature inspired shapes and patterns. Each side of the float features a distinctive colorway to create two unique floats in one.