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. So, he made one and people liked it. He soon teamed up with his childhood friend, Les Mandelbaum and Umbra (meaning 'shade' in Latin) was born. Les and Paul began reimagining everyday items into modern ware. Today, Umbra is recognised all over the world for bringing intelligent design to everyday items.