Umbra is the worldwide leader in original, casual, contemporary, affordable design for the home. The company's products are available at over 25,000 retailers in more than 75 countries. Umbra designs and manufactures products for every room, including picture frames, garbage cans, window treatments, kitchenware, tabletop accessories, bathroom accessories, decorative hardware, furniture and wallpaper.
U+ is Umbra's studio line – a unique collection of useful and beautiful objects to give or collect.
Umbra began in 1979, when boyhood friends Paul Rowan and Les Mandelbaum joined forces to create exciting, everyday products that alter the overall aesthetic of a home, beginning with a printed window shade unlike anything then in the market ("umbra" means shade in Latin).
Twenty-nine years later, Umbra's award-winning design team – 30 men and women from all over the world and notable outside product designers, all under Paul Rowan's direction – remains the heart and soul of the company. Its offices worldwide now house more than 250 people.