DESIGN WITH PLEASURE
is what we do.
NOVONO is a global interior architecture firm specializing in high-concept gastronomy, hospitality and temporary event spaces, as well as timeless private residences.
While our aesthetic heritage has northern European roots, our visual vocabulary reflects an international lifestyle that is passionately global, relevant, now.
We are experienced, We are international
We love what we do
Our work spans from eateries in Singapore to lofts in New York, from country houses in Sweden to residences all over Germany. However, our devotion to elegant naturalism and architectural excellence is steadfast, no matter the assignment.
We believe Le Corbusier’s creed that architecture is space and light and order. We create interiors that activate the senses, awaken the imagination and animate the heart.
WHO WE ARE
"Less is more only when more is too much."
Frank Lloyd Wright
We are a Berlin and Lisbon based team of young, multidisciplinary creatives dedicated to the practice of emotional, functional and - at all times - elegant design. Our diverse, highly motivated team of professionals includes interior designers, architects, graphic designers and project managers. We are thinkers, dreamers, wonderers and wanderers.
And the balance of all of these is NOVONO.
NOVONO’s founder and owner Nora von Nordenskjöld imagines and develops eclectic, iconic works that explore a rich emotional continuum, from whimsical play to the darkly dramatic. Her creative output pays homage to heritage and history, draws upon the harmonious cycles and patterns inherent in nature, and defies boundaries of contemporary design. At the core of her process is a native knack for technical precision and discipline, which she imbues with an exuberant, cosmopolitan spirit cultivated over12 years living abroad, in 7 different countries, on 3 different continents.
She studied Fine Arts at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, graduating in 2001, then continued her education with a Master in Interior Architecture at Milan’s well reputed Instituto Europeo di Design in 2004. After graduating, Kokai Studios in Shanghai recruited Nora von Nordenskjöld where she quickly became
Head of Interior Design and assumed Associate Partnership.She spent five years at Kokai Studios spearheading numerous projects for elite Asian and European clients. In 2009, UNESCO awarded her development of HuaiHai Lu 796 with its "Asia Pacific Heritage Award".
At this point in life, Nora von Nordenskjöld decided to found her own company in her native country and in Berlin, the world’s current creative capital. Under the label of NOVONO her curating has already garnered a strong international reputation, having completed by 2016 over a hundred projects.
With an unerringly grasp for trends, a gift for seamlessly blending both the science and poetry of design, and between tradition and innovation, she believes Le Corbusier’s edict that "architecture is space and light and order". In all ventures, it is NOVONO’s unequivocal aim to manifest this vision.
HOW WE WORK
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We develop emotionally resonant, psychologically rich interiors that are as comforting as they are evocative.
Our process couples intuition and imagination, so that we manifest extraordinary ideas with remarkable precision, clarity and technical quality from conception and construction to detailed decorative completion.
Our aim is to create a space that feels as a natural entity, a space that is a timeless tableau that offers room for life and development and grows with you.
We have a profound expertise in several distinct fields from gastronomy and hospitality, to temporary and event installation to retail, office and commercial sites and - of course - private residences.
With our proficiency in designing and creating spaces – including light design, a lot of technical expertise and a personal consultation from the first sketch to the last decorative touch – we offer you the total package.
Through our vast network of international collaborators, we are able to accept projects in most countries and major cities around the world.
But more than that is our dedication to bringing out a design that originated in your mind, not ours.