A summer trend that shows no sign of quitting is our collective obsession with oversized whimsical pool floats. Why? First of all, there are few summer pastimes more simultaneously relaxing and fun than lounging on a comfy blow-up raft in the middle of the sparkling water. But also, the more vibrant, colorful, or quirky your pool toys are, the more compelling Instagram photos they make for! It’s really a win-win-win situation. So we have no doubt that fashionista fans of lazy day summer lounging will love the new Missoni Funboy collaboration, which has resulted in the world’s first-ever designer pool float.
That’s right: the luxe designer label, typically known for its knitwear and easily-recognizable chevron patterns, has teamed up with the California-based summer accessory retailer to create a fun swim accessory.
“[We have] 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,” Blake Barrett, a co-founder of Funboy, shared, via WWD. “We reached out over DM to Angela [Missoni] hoping she would share our vision.” Yes, a slide into the DMs, and now we’re dreaming about sliding into the water!
The Butterfly Wings pool float is reversible for two distinct looks, and features hand screen printed original Missoni artwork on both sides. Plus, the raft “is engineered to gently rise out of the water when lounging on the float, creating the sensation of flying across the water,” according to Funboy’s shopping page – so you can actually feel as free as a butterfly yourself!
As an added bonus, sales from this colorful Missoni Funboy raft also give back to a great cause. Funboy has partnered with the charity RainCatcher to provide one person in the developing world with one year of access to clean drinking water with each pool float sale.
You can shop the Missoni Funboy Butterfly Wings pool float for $148 on the Funboy.com website now – and have it in time for your next summer gathering.
To see the limited edition butterfly float in action, be sure to catch the brand collaboration video in the player below.
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All images via Missoni Funboy collaboration