Umbra was founded more than 30 years ago in Toronto when graphic designer Paul Rowan couldn't find a window shade that he liked. He reimagined an everyday household item in its place, creating a unique design that became an instant hit. Since then, he has been crafting contemporary homeware products through intelligent design of everyday household items. The original collection has expanded to include furniture, hooks, and more and is world renowned for its out-of-the-box appearance and superior craftsmanship. Each product fuses playfulness with functionality and quality.