August 4, 2015
For many years Umbra has engaged students through school collaborations, donations, design competitions and mentorships. The latest competition, "For Students. By Students.," was a challenge to students from three design schools—Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia University and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY—to design products that they themselves would use. The result? Ten stylish small space designs perfect for decking dorm rooms.
Umbra kicked off the project with in person meetings and mentoring sessions and followed up through daily design feedback and guidance through an online portal.
Products are available in the US at Target and Umbra will continue to work with other retailers and design schools around the world to create opportunities for emerging designers.Read more