Umbra bring creativity and originality to everyday household items, making each of their products a unique fusion of form and function. Resulting from collaborations with designers around the globe, their range appeals to a wide variety of customers. Refreshingly imaginative, their contemporary designs include coat hooks, photo frames and bins.
Umbra, meaning 'shade' in Latin, was born over 30 years ago when graphic designer Paul Rowan needed to find a nice window shade for his apartment window. After making one himself that people liked, he and his childhood friend Les Mandelbaum founded the Umbra brand, specialising in design-led modern homeware products.
The Toronto-based design company are now now recognised all over the world and work out of more than 15 countries, with an in-house international team of designers and also collaborating with experienced and emerging designers living and working all over the globe. Umbra's mission is to bring originality and creativity to everyday items, re-imagining them in innovative and refreshing ways for contemporary living. Each of their products is a fusion of the beautiful and the functional, while their global design influences mean their designs can speak universally and appeal to a wide range of customers. Umbra coat hooks, photo frames and bins are some of the most popular designs, to name just a few.
An extensive choice of distinctive Umbra coat hooks and coat hook racks are available. These sought-after designs vary in style from the understated and simple to the quirky and fun.
Perfect for showcasing fond memories and keepsakes, Umbra photo frames and photo displays come in a range of designs for the wall or desk, which are ever popular and make wonderful gifts.
An Umbra bin is another sought-after product. Thoughtful design has been applied to this ordinary household essential, ensuring that it will blend in to its surroundings while at the same time looking stylish and being convenient to use.
As an authorised Umbra stockist, Hurn and Hurn offer an extensive selection of homeware and accessories from this leading design brand, including the most popular designs and the best of their latest releases. Discover our collection today and if you like this contemporary design-led homeware, you might also like to browse our Alessi range.