Umbra, a global leader in product design, was founded in 1979 by Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan in Toronto, Canada. Recognizing the need for modern and accessible designs, Umbra—Latin for "shade"—has since expanded its distribution to over 120 countries worldwide, with offices in Europe, Canada, the United States, Brazil, and China. The company is dedicated to creating original, modern, casual, and functional designs for every room in the home.
Driven by innovation and a passion for design, Umbra's international team of designers is committed to transforming everyday items with thought and creativity. They draw inspiration from the global marketplace to push boundaries in their approach to original design. Umbra's employees share a common vision of creating unique designs for every room, fostering curiosity, creativity, and a passion for design across their more than 15 different country locations. As a private company with over 30 years of industry experience, Umbra remains led by its original founders and continues to offer customers fresh, innovative, and accessible designs for modern living spaces.
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