Umbra Shift Exhibit @ Dimensione BGC

Monday, July 28, 2014

Umbra Shift’s innagural collection of home accessories takes the spotlight at a two-week exhibit to be held at Dimensione, One Parkade, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City from July 26 to August 8, 2014.

Umbra, which means "shade" in Latin, was born when graphic designer Paul Rowan custom-made a window shade for his apartment, and teamed up with his childhood friend Les Mandelbaum.

Umbra Shift is an extension of Umbra, a Toronto-based company offering a wide collection of housewares that are fun, creatively-designed, easy to use, and respond to the way people live. 

Inspired by Umbra’s 30-year tradition of thoughtful design for everyday living, the collection will feature the works of Lukas Peet, Paul Loebach, MSDS, Fugitive Glue, Hlynur Atlason, Philippe Malouin, Harry Allen, Albert Lee, and the Umbra Studio. 

Birch plywood hangers that can be unfolded and serve as chairs:

The curated group of established, emerging, and in-house designers were invited to design personal 
objects they themselves would want to give or use at home. 

Coiled stools with beautiful handwoven tractor seat:

Flying  to Manila from Toronto to unveil the 14 piece collection is Umbra Design Director Matt Carr, who leads the company’s global team of over 30 designers. 

He shares, “The development for Umbra Shift began with the goal of creating a platform for the Umbra Studio to experiment with new ideas and foster exhange with leading members of the design community.”

A solid brass roll bottle opener:

Umbra Design Director Matt Carr

The result is a very contemporary collection that perfectly embodies Umbra’s design aesthetic. Among the fun and smart home décor which will be on display are an ergonomic coiled stool with beautiful handwoven tractor seat, a birch plywood hanger that can be unfolded and serve as a chair, and a solid brass roll bottle opener, all of which are sure to catch the eye of people with deep appreciation for design.

“Note that a few pieces from the collection were handmade right here in the Philippines,” adds Carr. The full collection can be seen at the Umbra Store in Toronto.

To learn more about Umbra and its wide range of home accessories designed for modern living, visit and

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