We don’t like to think of ourselves as jaded – we’re really not – because we are still as enthusiastic about design and the process and the journey as any fresh-faced young designer right out of school. But…it does take something extraordinary to make our hearts go pitter patter; particularly at a trade show where every vignette is designed to be a ‘show-stopper.’ So it took us almost completely by surprise (as all love affairs do) when we found ourselves drawn to the Nomaad booth at ICFF.
Nomaad? We had never heard of them either, and being the good design detectives that we are, the Modenus team took out its collective jewelers loupe and were just wowed. A textile/fabric/wallcovering company from Greece, Nomaad combines a strong sense of underlying cultural and timeless inspirations with a strong design aesthetic and an envelope-pushing mentality that should serve them well.
They use linen, wool, cotton and silk to make wildly interesting and finely crafted collections. Their insect collection is whimsical and delicate at the same time, injecting life into projects in a most unusual way.
Not satisfied to use these natural weaves in what might be typical fashion, Nomaad has a collection made with natural capiz shells, as well as a ‘mesh’ collection which is made from wire. They also have a vinyl (don’t sneer) collection of sparkly (that’s the technical term) glittery (another tech term) and just totally glam wallcovering that when used sparingly would absolutely rock the house!
So can you see why we were so taken with Nomaad