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The Design Museum - Opening Weekend

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Set on the desirable High Street Kensington, The Design Museum is now open and I went down to see what exciting things it had to offer. Giving new life to the old Commonwealth institute, this is now a dramatic and architecturally striking building. Inside, the vast copper ceiling adds luminosity, w...

dover street market - loewe elephant installation

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

As avid fans of the ever evolving Dover Street Market we are soo excited and looking forward to visiting the new Loewe elephant installation.   The Loewe elephant coin purse seen season after season is shown off in a variety of vibrant and contemporary colours.   And if your not intereste...

steve's trip to rome in sketches

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Brand Manager Steve Palanee recently took a trip to Rome. Luckily for us he documented it at every coffee (or more realistically) beer stop.   Umbrella as a company have always been known for sketching on the back of a napkin (founder Mark Fanthorpe) is always doodling ideas in meetings, on wh...

Does design affect our daily lives? Part One

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

I’m a London commuter; I can instantly feel your sympathy. However I am also a member of a train gang, not the bandit type, but an interesting group of fellow travelers who tend to take the same train as me. Over time our British reserve has been broken down as we trod on toes, and several &ld...

Nourish Kale3Dcleanse Launch

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

We were lucky enough to be one of a chosen few to be invited to the launch of @Nourish_Skin kale3Dcleanse at the Bloomsbury's Dalloway Terrace. Provided with an amazing small plate of 'Nourish' Salad, develped with the Nourish team and chefs at the Bloomsbury Hotel, it was created with th...

V M Design Show 2016

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

One of our Senior Deisgners Adam Hewitt and Junior Intern Monika Sowa visited this years event to see what inspirational ideas we can all take from the V&M and Design Show 2016.  

Museum of Brands

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Recently advertised in Time Out, the museum of brands is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours on your weekend.  Situated just a short walk from Ladbrook Grove tube station, it is easily accessible and not far from the bustling Portobello Road. James from our Design Team popped down to che...

Retail Design Expo 2016

Posted by Cat in UmbrellaDesign

Last week some of the Umbrella team visited the Retail design Expo, Olympia. Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in Retail Design and Visual Merchandising from around the world. Following its launch in March 2015 it doubled in size for 2016 and we wanted to share some ...

Luminaire Arts Launch

Posted by Sue in UmbrellaDesign

Opening their new gallery  in Belgravia last night. Luminaire Arts was founded to represent original, emerging and established British artists. Started from a London studio where artists wanted to showcase their work collectively to art lovers, interior designers and architects all year round,...

Benefit Spitalfields Boutique

Posted by Sue in UmbrellaDesign

“Who said make-up had to be serious to be good!? Benefit Cosmetics delivers quick fixes for every gal's beauty dilemmas, mixing know-how with a double dose of wackiness.”  And, there is nowhere better to experience their super new Boutique than Spitalfields. Two new floors of fun ...