Designed by Lara Braga, who originally hails from Rio de Janerio and born into a family of craftsmen and makers, finds her earliest memories sitting on her father’s lap as he worked. Surrounded by this business family atmosphere, she absorbed their teachings and her artistic expression bloomed into her life’s path.

Falling in love with Bali, the decision to decamp at the Island came naturally. Step by step, she became an independent designer.

Realizations came along professionally and personally. Meeting her husband and the birth of her son, gave Lara the biggest proof of life’s creation and strength to continue her Uma and Leopold journey.

Lara has an uncompromising attitude in her approach to design and production and is passionate and dedicated to the belief and importance of producing beautifully hand crafted products in ethical working conditions.

The New Luxury is about the time, passion and consideration that went into its creation.

“There is always so much to be grateful for, to learn, so much
to explore, people to meet, techniques to improve and
technology to embrace, which I keep open to receive to
further uma and leopold collections with beauty, creativity,
quality and beyond everything else, much love.
Terima Kasih Bali. “