A CREATIVE AGENCY
We translate brand messages into three-dimensional spaces for exhibits, restaurants, hotels, offices, retail environments and displays. We also have created a collection of customizable products that enable architects and designers to build branded environments.
Principals Miao Miao and Scott Franklin
139 S. Los Robles Ave. #304, Pasadena, CA 91101
A CREATIVE AGENCY
We translate brand messages into three-dimensional spaces for exhibits, restaurants, hotels, offices, retail environments and displays. We build environments and everything within them from furniture to lighting, floor to ceiling, inside and out.
Our services include: Exhibit Design, Commercial Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Experiential Marketing, Event Design, Design Installations, Product Design, Product Displays, Project Management, Custom Fabrication, Installation Services
We create customizable products for architects and designers to build environments. NON products range in scale from small objects to lighting systems to furniture to modular architecture.
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.
Scott Franklin graduated with Distinction from ArtCenter College of Design with a B.S. in Environmental Design. His background includes exhibition, furniture, product, branding and interactive design, as well as fabrication.
Miao and Scott are both adjunct associate professors in the graduate and undergraduate Spatial Experience Design departments of ArtCenter College of Design.
139 S. Los Robles Avenue #304, Pasadena, California 91101
PBJ.LARestaurant Design, Brand Development, Graphic Identity, Packaging Design NONDESIGNS partnered with PBJ.LA, a new brand turning the classic into innovative, organic vegan sandwiches and almond milks. The first location at Grand Central Market in downtown LA is a bright and colorful statement, highly branded down to the paper pouches that cradle each sandwich. Photos by Jakob Layman
ABZÛ E3Exhibit Design, Fabrication, Project Management, On-site Supervision
A Tranquil Underwater Experience for 505 Games
For the E3 release of the peaceful free diving game, ABZÛ, NON created a geometric space that embodied the calm solitary and spirit of the brand. Visitors passed through a video tunnel with a transparent video wall flowing with underwater sea life and then discovered private gaming sanctuaries inside of geometric blue pods.
NIKE KINETIC DISPLAYDisplay Design, Fabrication, Robotics
To dramatize the release of the new NIKE Flyknit, NON created this kinetic reveal display. When activated, the front surface illuminated with the pattern of the sole while the shoe emerged from the top. An arc of light revolved around the shoe, creating a lunar eclipse-like effect.
WB GAMES E3 2012Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Fabrication, Project Management, On-site Supervision
10,000 square foot exhibit space for WB Games
To feature the latest games from Warner Bros., this exhibit features multiple areas for brands such as Lego, Batman, Lord of the Rings and Nintendo Wii U. The space also housed eleven meeting rooms and a theater for game demos and trailers.
LEXUS CT UMBRALEXUS 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 LINEAR LIGHTING
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.
Nick’sExhibit Design, Fabrication, Project Management, On-site Supervision
A series of magical encounters with Nick's tasty treats initiated by light and conveyed through transparency in construction and material use.
DINGBAT TYPOGRAPHYPublic Art Installation for City of West Hollywood and WORKPLAYS
1035 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, CA
The façade treatment entitled “DINGBAT TYPOGRAPHY” pays homage to this disappearing architecture by creating a set of typographical symbols of actual dingbat architecture that embellish a façade treatment on the front and side elevations of 1035 Vista Street. This representation of a much-criticized form of architecture ties the community to its past while serving as a reminder that we will move forward with social and ecological consciousness of architectural dwellings.