Founded by designer/architects Victor Lefebvre and Mei-Lan Tan, UMÉ is a multidisciplinary design practice that blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and experience. We partner with designers and artisans in California, Paris, Kyoto, Ubud and beyond, to draw upon a range of diverse skills, perspectives, and traditions when making our products.
Victor and Mei-Lan formed UMÉ after years of working together in architectural practices where they discovered a shared design ethos for materiality, craft, and technique leading to design, rather than the prevailing norm of design informing craft and technique.
That same spirit of curiosity, love of fine details, and a willingness to throw out convention, while honoring tradition, informs everything they do today.