NOMI is an exciting new concept in Australian designed and made furniture. Designed by you online, made of timber, with customisable colours and other options, delivered to you (flatpacked) free and (possibly the best bit) no tools required for assembly. Too good to be true?!
Sydney locals Michael Grassi, Henry Gresson and Tomek Archer have collaborated to launch the new concept. By combining online technology, product design and efficient manufacturing processes, their aim is to provide affordable and accessible designer furniture that can be customised online. NOMI launched at the end of last month.
Award winning designer Tomek, of Tomahawk Studios, has created the range with simplicity at its core. Clean lines and unassuming proportions make NOMI suitable for the home or office. “The collection has been conceived as a range of basics, informed by a series of studies into fundamental furniture types,” says Tomek. “Constructed from solid timber, the adaptable series of chairs, tables and storage each have timeless and enduring qualities that are equally suited to blending in or standing out, depending on the customiser’s efforts.”
Co-founder Michael adds: “We wanted to offer something special and unique, something that hadn’t been seen in the furniture space before. Our vision was to provide affordable designer furniture and create a place where people could interact with our products in new and exciting ways.”
This short video explains how it works…
Prices start from $1,199 for dining tables, $319 for chairs and $240 for storage pieces.
“NOMI offers a fresh approach to shopping online,” says co-founder Henry. “Our rendering technology allows the user to see their design come to life right before their eyes, giving them the freedom to explore their creative side.”
Customisation options include a spectrum of colours and basic shades, as well as natural timber finishes, washes and the option to select either timber or Compact Laminate (an innovative and durable material made from resin) table tops. The natural timber and block colour finishes offer a classic appeal, but for the more adventurous, NOMI also allows anyone to customise products with up to 3 finishes per product.
The products arrive flatpacked, which reduce production and shipping costs. Aiming to redefine the flatpack self-assembly process by adopting a thoughtful peg, lock and wedge joinery system, no tools are required to assemble the products. Think of the arguments this will save across the country…
Pleasingly, in a world of mass production in China, efficient designs also allow the NOMI range to be made right here in Australia. Hoorah! Each piece of bespoke furniture is hand crafted from solid oak in Melbourne. And before you get all suspicious, the timber is sourced from ethically harvested forests.
My questions is what’s NOT to like?
NOMI offers free delivery to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide metropolitan areas.