Profile: Nora Voon

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About Nora Voon : Nora Voon is the Founder and Principal of Noda Designs. A graduate of Inchbald School of Design in London, UK, she was the recipient of the prestigious Fox Linton award for her innovative commercial design for Preen Fashion House. Working with artisans and designers, her projects span across the globe in Europe, Asia, Middle East and N. America.

Deeply inspired by her travels, her love of traditional craftsmanship, bold colours and graphic organic motifs, you can feel her passion and sneaky sense of humour in the beautiful materials she chooses, the objects she crafts, the spaces she manifests.

An artist, a connector and a dreamer, she understands that it takes a village to make things happen and counts on the best people to do it right. That’s what Noda is, a collective of incredible talent, a concept store, a design firm.
She has worn many hats but always goes back to her first love which is Art and Design. She didn't start out in the design field, after many twists and turns, she came back full circle to do what she loves most. She can’t imagine doing anything else.
Part of why she loves her job is that she gets to see the world through an interior designer’s eyes. People often ask her what makes a good interior designer and her answer has always been travel. Travel as far as you can, as often as you can, because the world is our oyster! It changes you as a designer and opens your horizon to trying new things. Understanding different cultures and history make the designs even more intricate and detailed. In most of
her interior project, there is always some element of influence from a place she had travelled before or seen and it is most prominent in the products that she makes, hence her tagline, Made from the world.
After working many years internationally she decided it is time to launch her own home collection inspired by her travels whilst working with amazing artisans she has met over the
years. Her constant research worldwide has honed her eyes and skills in forecasting young and upcoming designers. As designers, it is imperative that we constantly update ourselves
with what is new in our industry in order to stay relevant and informed. In addition to launching her own collection, her interactive concept studio showcases new talents with pop up events that will inform and educate the community with trends, art news, new innovations and engaging a dialogue between
the industry and the public. This concept space is a design studio that will showcase a collective of talented artists and designers alike that promote individuality while creating a
multi-layered stimulating and sensory experience.
STATEMENT OF ART:
NODA Designs is a multidisciplinary studio exposed to a rich mix of influences, deeply inspired by travels, the love of traditional craftsmanship, bold colours, and graphic organic motifs. Noda’s design philosophies have always been creating bold statements, lending intuitive juxtaposition of contemporary and vintage that fuse tradition with creativity and new technology.

Art should speak the truth and create an emotive response.

“I have an unconventional love for traditional craftsmanship, a flair for colour, an eagerness to embrace everything global with a keen focus on sustainability, an eye for detail and a respect for the time it takes to create something truly special and personal.”

ORGANIZATION:
Noda Designs

EDUCATION:
Studied Interior Architecture at the Inchbald School of Design, London, UK.
Degree - post graduate 2007

EXPERIENCE:
Jessica Brooks Design - London, UK 2007-2008
Juliette Byrne Design - London, UK 2008-2009
Founded Noda Designs London branch 2009-present
Noda Designs Toronto 2015-present

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
DesignTO - Toronto 2022 Design week window exhibition

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
DesignTO - Toronto, Canada 2020
- UMBRA Design competition finalist
- exhibition at Umbra Flagship

AWARDS:
Innovation Commercial design awarded by Fox Linton, London, UK 2007

SIT awards USA 2021 HQ table
A' Design Award ITALY 2021 HQ table
Muse Design Awards 2022 Memphis

PRESS APPEARANCES:
House & Home - Canada 2013
Several digital publications online 2020
newspaper publication (Globe & mail) 2020
British Vogue 2021, 2022
Azure magazine 2010

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Chinese & a little French

COMPUTER LITERACY:
vectorworks
AutoCad
photoshop
sketchup
Adobe illustrator
Advance level
Corona Renderer
3Ds Max
Rhino

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
concrete casting
metal welding
jesmonite casting
silicon moulding

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
Stockholm furniture fair Stockholm
Milan Design week Milan, Italy
London Design week, London UK
Paris Design week Paris, France
IDS, Toronto, Canada

COLLECTIONS:
winner of Bronze award from A Design award 2021 for our HQ table which was featured at the Museum of Design in Lake Como, Italy

HOBBIES:
travels, design addict, art junkie, photography

CLIENTELE:
Clients are international and we do residential and also commercial projects.

WEB SITE:
https://nodadesigns.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-09-23 16:40:26

COUNTRY/REGION:
Canada

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Agency

Awards received by Nora Voon


Memphis Folding Chair

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category in 2021
Nora Voon for Noda Designs

Runner-Up status designs by Nora Voon


Take a Pill Floor Lamp

Runner-Up for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2021
Nora Voon for Nora Voon

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