Umbra

If you’re looking for something slightly more quirky, Design Essentials would love to introduce you the Umbra range of home accessories, gifts and decor.

These items are quirky, functional while maintaining an excellent use of design and quality. From Jewellery Organisers to Wall Decor, Jewellery Boxes to Shelves, these designs will add a unique sense of individuality to any room.

Umbra is a Toronto-based homeware design company born over 30 years ago when graphic designer, Paul Rowan, couldn’t find a nice window shade to hang in his apartment window. So, he made one and people liked it. He soon teamed up with childhood friend, Les Mandelbaum, and Umbra (in Latin, “shade”) was born. Les and Paul began reimagining everyday items into modern ware.