Who is KUMO

Mathilde is a designer who has lived in Japan. She is passionate about objects, creation and crafts. Paul is a photographer with a fascination for pictures, aesthetics and creativity.

In July 2012, on a rainy day, Mathilde and Paul met at a friend’s house. A conversation took place and Paul explained his failure to understand why the only umbrellas he ever saw were all sad and black. They subsequently decided to join forces to produce sensitive, original and young umbrellas which would promote French creation and craftsmanship.

For their collaboration, they naturally turned to artists they admired first in France and more recently in Japan and gave them a free hand to create the prints. Each design gives birth to a model which is unique and brings lightness to every shower drop.

They also created in 2015 a range of rain coats and rain hats, also Made In France.