I have always been interested in art and design growing up, originally wanted to become an architect but then found out about industrial design through a high school teacher. During college I noticed the Bungee wallet and thought it was such a unique innovative idea and looked up Umbra for the first time. I was thrilled to see they were a Canadian design company based out of Toronto so I made it my goal to get in and make my mark. I love the fast paced environment here, and it seems that every day is different and always presents a new challenge to solve. It's also exciting to work so closely with such a great team, the entire company seems focused on the same goals, making it a great creative environment for spawning new fresh ideas.Adin Mumma United States (1981 - )
I was born in the United States in 1981 and spent the early part of his life growing up in Taiwan. As the son of a shoemaker, he spent much time in footwear factories and at the age of 17 designed and assembled his first shoe. In 2005 Adin received a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Arts in Philadelphia where he was awarded the Mary Louise Beitzel and Florence Whistler Fish Award for student excellence. He has also studied at the Istituto Europeo Di Design program in Milan. In 2004, his collaboration on a chair design won the Future Furniture Competition from Interior Design magazine in New York. Since graduation, Adin joined Umbra, first in Canada and now in China as an industrial designer and overseas coordinator. He continues to contribute designs and has received awards from both ID magazine and HOW's magazine. Adin's work has been expressed as being whimsical and minimalistic while still upholding a utilitarian approach. Subtle details are often magnified and celebrated that otherwise would be unnoticed.
|Item: Bottle openers||Material: Metal|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
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Umbra Wobble Bottle Opener
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.