UMBRA

UMBRA’s roots began in 1979 when friends, Paul Rowan and Les Mandelbaum combined their efforts 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). 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. Currently, 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.