Michelle Ivankovic was born in Toronto, Canada, where she also grew up. In 1998, she graduated at the top of her class from Ontario College of Art and Design’s Industrial Design program. Out of design school, she worked as a fine woodworker, making furniture, and then went on to work at Umbra as a creative visionary, responsible for the pioneering art direction and cohesive product language of Umbra’s U+ Collection. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, the American National Design Museum as well as being included in the notable Reinventing Rituals design exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York and San Francisco. She moved to Amsterdam in 2008, where she now works from her own studio.
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Umbra Terra Curtain Rod
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.