12.08.14 by Jeff

Umbra Shift

umbra-shift01Roll Bottle Opener by Umbra Studio

Toronto-based design company Umbra recently launched their new product line Umbra Shift, cleverly re-designing everyday items for the home. Some of the products were designed in-house, and others by emerging designers.

I love the sense of play in the product line; Tom Chung and the rest of the team at Umbra Shift have done a terrific job designing and curating this collection. See more below.

umbra-shift04Brick Lamp by Philippe Malouin


umbra-shift02Nest Caddy by Umbra Studio 


umbra-shift05Asymmetrical Candle Holders by Lukas Peet


umbra-shift03Hot/Cold Carafe by Umbra Studio


umbra-shift06Coiled Stool by Harry Allen


umbra-shift07Cup Lamp by Paul Loebach


umbra-shift09Spoon Clock by Albert Lee 


umbra-shift12Hangar Chair by Philippe Malouin


Umbra Shift’s Website

Art Direction/Photography: Post Projects

Designer/Creative Lead at Umbra Shift: Tom Chung


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Joey Verano

    I do like that “spoon clock” just as a clock that you would be able to put in a vase, or in a glass of water, as shown here. Interesting form for a clock is all. I wonder what else would be nice to have in a vase or a glass of water? Perhaps a digital spoon clock? Maybe a spoon radio, for listening to the radio in your kitchen, or your bathroom, from a glass of water on the sink, or a vase of flowers on the table? Hmmmm… Interesting stuff.

  • Joey Verano

    The “Brick Lamp” is really minimalistic and nice to look at… But it also makes me wish that the holes had functions, for some reason. Like, the lamp portion itself, looks like a pencil being sharpened. Maybe the holes of the brick could function as pencil sharpeners. Idk if you’ve ever drawn a lot, but, pencil sharpeners break, or mess up, frequently. Either a piece of “lead” (graphite) gets stuck between the blade and the wall of the sharpener, or the blade dulls, or something goes wrong. Maybe if each one of those holes were a sharpener, you’d always have a fresh, easy to access pencil sharpening blade. ;) Or they could be for different sized pencils, or different types of pencils. Wax pencils, crayons, oil pastels, soft pastel pencils, woodless graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, etc etc etc?

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Photo by Sal Rodriguez


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