NONDESIGNS
A CREATIVE AGENCY

We design experiences that bring to life retail, event, exhibition, living and working spaces. We also have created a collection of customizable products that enables architects and designers to build branded environments.

CONTACT

Principals Miao Miao and Scott Franklin
(626) 696-3081 EMAIL US
NONDESIGNS, LLC 299 N. Altadena Dr. #120 Pasadena, CA 91107

NONDESIGNS
A CREATIVE AGENCY

We design experiences that bring life to retail, event, exhibition, living and working spaces. We build environments and everything within them from furniture to lighting, floor to ceiling, inside and out.

The places that we inhabit have the ability to convey clear messages, awaken the senses and create vivid memories. Our approach weaves these emotional interactions throughout the strategic design of each project. We can turn a retail space into a playground of exploration and information, or we can increase the efficiency of an office space while stimulating its workforce.

Here at the NONdesigns studio in Pasadena, California, we are fully equipped to design, prototype and fabricate all of our projects.

Take a look behind the scenes of our projects in our book DAYS OF NON, STORY OF US click here to view the digital version

NON PRODUCT
COLLECTION

We create customizable products for architects and designers to build branded environments. NON Products range in scale from small objects to lighting systems to furniture to modular architecture. All of our products are made in our studio in Pasadena, CA.

PRINCIPALS

Miao Miao was born in Shenyang, China and attended California State University, Northridge where she earned her B.S. in Interior design. Prior to co-founding NONdesigns, she worked in retail design and residential interior design. In addition to her role as principal of the studio, she teaches environmental design, branding and lighting design at Art Center College of Design.

Scott Franklin graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design with a B.S. in Environmental Design. His background includes exhibition, furniture, product, branding and interactive design, as well as fabrication. Scott also teaches design studios and workshops at Art Center College of Design.

CONTACT

NONDESIGNS, LLC
139 S. Los Robles Avenue #304, Pasadena, California 91101
phone/fax (626) 365-1768
info@nondesigns.com

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NON LAYERS COLLECTION

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This series takes birch plywood and literally turns it sideways. Each layer is cut out on our computer controlled cutting table and then stacked to create the finished design. No glue is used in the process and furthermore, the layers are hollow, which makes the piece unexpectedly lightweight and strong. The chairs stack 4 high and the table's legs hinge in for transportation. The pieces come in natural, black and white finish while custom colors and finishes are available upon request.

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WB GAMES E3 2014

Exhibit Design, Graphic Design

15,000 square foot exhibit space

Video projections on a revolutionary scale hover above two 80-person theaters that animate with light and activity from within. Branded gaming pods, presentation stages, lounges and meeting spaces are woven through the 15,000 square foot space.

VAPUR

Retail Design, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, POP Displays, Fabrication

This booth system of free standing wall displays and pedestals was designed for continuous travel in a variety of configurations. The modular panel can be inserted with combinations of maple merchandise displays and graphic panels with built-in LED lighting.

Water-droplet-shaped pedestals perform multiple functions such as light up display surfaces, locking storage and product giveaway bins. In addition to their traveling exhibit booth, NON also built out Vapur showrooms in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle.

NON MAJIANG SET

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The Majiang set is NON's version of the classic Chinese game. Made of layered white Corian and black walnut, all of the symbols have been simplified and engraved into the surface. The case is made from a solid piece of walnut with a precisely fitting Corian lid.

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LEXUS CT UMBRA

Design, Experiential Marketing, Fabrication, On-site Supervision

As a visual representation of the campaign message, Lexus commissioned NONdesigns to create a sculptural representation of the CT 200h that will be displayed at events around the country. NON created a pixilated interpretation of the compact premium hybrid that treats viewers to the two personalities of the vehicle. When viewers walk around the installation, they experience a change in color from luxurious gold hues to organic tints of green and blue — representing the two seemingly contradictory perspectives of Lexus' fifth hybrid.

NON COMMON DESK

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To create collaborative and fluid workspace, NON designed the COMMON DESK, a large surface with a playful approach to organization and dividing workstations. Acrylic panels drop into a modular array slots in the tabletop creating movable bookends, folders and dividers that can be personalized. Taking it a step further, COMMON glows, keeping those who work late illuminated. A cable trough runs through the axis as a roomy home for cords, power supplies and hard drives. Made of laser cut aluminum, with laser cut acrylic panels. Common comes with 3 large panels and 12 small panels. Custom variations for dining tables, conference tables and outdoor tables also available upon request.

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WB GAMES E3 2013

Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Fabrication, Project Management, On-site Supervision

12,000 square foot exhibit space

Dramatic 20' tall graphic towers hover over each of the brands while a canopy of white fabric tiles shifts in color, moving with the flow of the booth design. This exhibit incorporated three theaters, an amphitheater complete with bleachers rigged with bass shakers, and a plush business lounge leading to ten meeting spaces.

NON BOX

the NON BOX, bridges furniture and architecture with a customizable system of frames, floors, ceilings and walls. NON BOX allows you to easily assemble commercial environments that can be expanded, reconfigured and moved over time. The climate of offices, retail and restaurants has changed and how we create spaces needs to as well. With NONBOX, you can own your branded interior, change it, rearrange it and take it with you to create a new space.ā€ It assembles like furniture and all of the modular elements are independent, making the space a truly blank canvas for each brand to customize and play with over time.

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NICKELODEON

Exhibit Design, Fabrication, On-site Supervision

This 50' X 20' Licensing Expo exhibit for Nickelodeon transformed elements from the brand into a three dimensional space filled with texture and tactile experiences. Visitors are greeted by a reception desk filled with ping-pong balls while meetings are held at tables in the shapes of a scrambled ā€œn-i-c-k-e-l-o-d-e-o-nā€. A sixteen-foot wide photo-op wall made of hundreds of projecting tubes creates the backdrop of the booth and a media display with TV and iPads show the upcoming Nick shows.

NON LINEAR LIGHTING

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NON LINEAR is a collection of modular LED luminaires that connect to form endless possibilities of lighting environments. Each lighting module is CNC machined out of 1-inch thick acrylic, which then receives a discreetly inlaid band of Light Emitting Diodes. The system offers kelvin-temperature adjustable LED technology and full color RGB LEDs that can be controlled with a remote control or even your smartphone. Freely connect any combination of NON LINEAR lighting modules with cords that are available in more than 30 color options. UL Listed for commercial and residential applications.

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