About Us

Re-imagining your spaces

We started out making garden umbrellas and everything that might go under your umbrella.

Our range included sun loungers and day beds, but then extended to include dining & lounging furniture, and even lovely beds.

We also do major or minor refurbishment of safari lodges and hotels; be it soft furnishings for Radisson Blu, a complete new look for Kafunta in South Luangwa, Sugar Bush café furniture or lovely Umbrella’s at countless lodges.

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Our Team

Our team of highly skilled artisans has grown from five members to 24 over the last four years. 

Concept

Planning

Design

Execution
  • We started our journey in the year 2012 in a small room

  • We went on to finish 300 projects within our first 4 years

  • Now we employ 24 highly skilled staff. We owe it to our clients.

What our clients say

Delighted with my UMU furniture and cushions. Great design advice, good communication and excellent after-delivery follow up. Would definitely recommend them to others and will definitely use them again!

Sarah Dean
LUSAKA

We are really thrilled with the gorgeous wood used with the several pieces we purchased. The construction of the furniture really shows off the beauty of the natural grains. We really appreciate the attention to detail and customer service!

Jessica Menon
LUSAKA

I ordered two large custom-made tables for my outside area. Both tables are really beautiful (Mukwa finish) and excellent quality which will serve me for many years to come.  So glad I chose UMU!

Llewellyn Foxcroft
LUSAKA

I purchased a double day bed for next to my pool, I have now had it for over a year and in the sun constantly: the fabric hasn't faded, the wood is still in great condition, it is the most comfortable sun bed I have ever used!

Julia Tunney
LUSAKA

UMU has more or less furnished our large outdoor and garden room spaces at our modern house.  We are thrilled with the results.  Everything looks so chic with an ethnic touch.  After sales service is obviously important to this company. It's such a pleasure to work with UMU!

Elieen & Mike Brennan
MUKAMUNYA, ZAMBIA

UMU were fantastic when making our furniture for Sugarbush Café.  We had gum pole tables and chairs made and umbrellas and all have lasted incredibly well. If something needs repairing it is collected and fixed in no time at all. Would highly recommend UMU!

Pat Chapple
OWNER: SUGARBUSH CAFÉ

Under my Umbrella delivers elegant, modern, funky, stylish, robust, useful, designer outdoor furniture that lasts a lifetime. UMU uses stunning, natural woods in their pieces, which are dressed perfectly by comfy, functional cushions that are tailored to perfection. Linda's style oozes European chic in Africa!

Lynsey Cummings
OWNER: CHIAWA CAMP, LUANGWA

I have transformed my garden and verandah with Under My Umbrella furniture. The different fabrics are modern, bright and hard wearing. They don't fade and wash really well. All the pieces I have purchased look great and are really comfortable. I've received so many compliments, I'm so pleased with everything I've bought. I highly recommend UMU!

Nikki
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Simply amazing! Great advice with design choices, good communication and great after-delivery follow up! Highly recommend this!

Patrick Adams
DIRECTOR

Our daybed from UMU has really been a centerpiece of our lives, both indoors and outdoors. From cuddling up and gazing at the stars at night, to becoming a backup guest-bed when the house was overflowing with visitors, we've been so happy with our purchase 2 years ago. Thanks UMU for a great piece of furniture!!

Kate Murray
DIRECTOR

Before opening our new 60 room boutique hotel in in Ndola - The Urban - we were looking for some sensational furniture for our pool bar - and we were lucky to find it with Under My Umbrella. Linda not only has a great eye and sense of taste but worked really closely with us to find out what we needed - and has delivered exactly what we want. We hope to use Linda and her team on many other projects.

Carl-Johan
The Urban BOUTIQUE Hotel, Ndola

We have been using UMU for 4 years for upholstery of all our public area sofas, our pool area for cushions and all Restaurant and Bar soft furnishing. The fabric can withstand the heavy use of the hotel environment and the fabric still looks as good as new. UMU has always provided us with an extra service delivery always on time and with a smile. I would recommend any hotel to use their service. 

Cleopatra
Executive Housekeeper – Radisson Blu Hotel