global vs. local
Victor and Mei-Lan forged cultural connections and learned techniques in the USA, France, Japan, and Switzerland, and continue to deepen their ties to these countries as well as new ones.
Rather than a singular brand, UMÉ is a group of individuals pursuing their identity through craft around the world. The practice is at once global and local, with a focus on designing objects for the everyday, meant to engage and incite curiosity, be less prescriptive and more personal, and connect people, their cultures and their histories.
The studio focuses on high quality design pieces that are developed thoughtfully and released periodically throughout the year.