Dennis' love for design originated from the desire to balance his artistic creativity and his engineering sensibilities. Dennis first started with Umbra as a product design intern while pursuing his co-op work experiences prior to his senior undergraduate year. After graduating from Carleton University's School of Industrial Design with high distinction in 2009, Dennis has since returned to become a part of the vibrant design team at Umbra.Meet Swingo - the swing-top version of Umbra's award-winning Garbino waste can created by legendary industrial designer Karim Rashid. Constructed of virtually-indestructible polypropylene, Swingo features a pleasing, curvaceous shape, easy lift-off swing lid, bag retention ring to hold trash liner in place, and integrated handles for easy emptying. Designed by Karim Rashid and David Quan for Umbra - the worldwide leader in innovative, casual, contemporary and affordable design for the home.
|Swingo Swing-Top Waste Can||13" H x 10.5" W x 11" D||1.26 lbs|
|Opens:||Swing / Push Top|
|Product Category:||Residential Trash Cans|
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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.