Ran Lerner is an accomplished product designer, who graduated from the prestigious Domus Academy in Milan where he received his Master Degree in Industrial Design in 1998. He has lived in New York City since 1999 where he has steadily built up his reputation as a dynamic and international designer. Lerner is best known for the witty sensibility of his popular designs, implementing his own signature “whimsy” to aesthetic form. Lerner also promotes eco-friendly manufacturing by the efficient use of materials, and low energy fabricating technologies, often designing multi functional products affordable for the public at large.
|Product Type: Wine bottle rack||Hardware Finish: Sterling silver|
The U+ Studio Collection, which offers a range of sophisticated aesthetics from raw to sleek, can be found exclusively at contemporary design retail specialists.
Umbra began in 1979, when boyhood friends, Paul Rowan and Les Mandelbaum joined forces to create exciting, everyday products that alter the overall aesthetic of a home, beginning with a printed window shade unlike anything then in the market ("umbra" means shade in latin).
Twenty-five years later, Umbra's award-winning design team - 22 men and women from all over the world and notable outside product designers, all under Paul Rowan's direction - remains the heart and soul of the company. Its offices worldwide now house more than 450 people.