Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Mauricio Affonso moved to Toronto to pursue a degree at the Ontario College of Art & Design. During school, he competed in several international competitions, won awards and had his thesis project featured in Azure's magazine DESIGNLINES Toronto.
1. What are some of the Umbra products you designed? What is your specialty/expertise? What are you currently working on?
Currently I hold the position of product designer and Creative Lead for Umbra's largest and most important category - Drapery Hardware. In a nutshell, I am responsible for all aspects of the product development such as designing drapery finials (SPIRA), developing new finishes and textures for drapery rods, researching new trends in home décor and overseeing manufacturing. All of this with one goal in mind - to provide Umbra costumers with a wide range of drapery solutions with great design at affordable prices.
I also enjoy designing products for Umbra's diverse product line including wall décor (FAIREST), kitchen (SINKRACK), frames (CONNECT) and Bath (MESA).
2. Out of all Umbra designs, what are some of your favourite products? What do you like about the product?
Products designed by Mauricio Affonso
casaadd to cart added!
clarion holdbackadd to cart added!
clarion rod - 36-72" (91-183 cm)36-72" (91-183 cm) 1" (2 1/2 cm) add to cart added!
clarion rod - 72-144" (183-366 cm)72-144" (183-366 cm) 1" (2 1/2 cm) add to cart added!
connect multi frame4 x 6" (10 x 15 cm) - multi add to cart added!