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February 21, 2020

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2.21.2020 | DIGS.NET 59 P R O F I L E | U M É S T U D I O A R C H I T E C T U R E + D E S I G N W R I T T E N B Y K A R I N E M O N I É Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre, the young duo behind Umé Studio, have different backgrounds but share a vision and great love for materiality. From an Indonesian family, the U.S.-born Tan studied at Cornell University before working under Caroline O'Donnell. A native of France, Lefebvre was educated there and in Japan. After practicing at Kengo Kuma in Paris, Lefebvre received a state research grant that led him to move to Kyoto and establish a practice. PHOTOGRAPHS : COURTESY OF UMÉ STUDIO Reinventing California multidisciplinary design practice Umé Studio combines art, craft and function through creations influenced by the craftsmanship and attention to detail of Asia. the EVERYDAY

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