Press Release: Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit

Sunday, August 10, 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 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.  To see the collection and exciting pieces from the exhibit click CONTINUE READING please.
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     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. 
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     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. The collection was first presented in May at the 26th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, where it bagged the Editor’s Award for Best Accessories.
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     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 exchange with leading members of the design community.”
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     The result is a very contemporary collection that perfectly embodies Umbra’s design aesthetic. Among the fun and smart home d├ęcor 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.
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     “After its successful launch in North America and Europe, Umbra Shift is set for its Asia debut. We are truly excited to bring this collection of thoughtfully designed and well crafted products to an international design stage. Note that a few pieces from the collection were handmade right here in the Philippines,” adds Carr.
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     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. 
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
     Today, the award-winning company employs an international team of in-house designers and global network which make its original designs available in over 120 countries. The full collection can be seen at the Umbra Store in Toronto. 
Innovative Home Accessories Take Spotlight at Umbra Shift Exhibit
To learn more about Umbra and its wide range of home accessories designed for modern living, visit www.umbra.com and umbrashift.com.

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  1. they have a very unique design to renovate every home!

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