Post by Michelle Kohanzo
It has always been at the heart of the Nod brand to collaborate with and celebrate artists and makers. Without this amazingly talented community our brand would not be whole and so it was quite organically that Studio Nod came to be.
Often times, Nod will commission art, to be translated into product. For example, an abstract Oil Landscape from Emily Jeffords, destined to become a gorgeous crib quilt, (coming soon).
I started to wonder where all of this beautiful art was going, once the product it inspired had come to life. The answer was, storage. The thought of this was heartbreaking; there is nothing more beautiful and personal then these pieces our artists were making with their own two hands, gorgeous one of a kind items and we were not sharing them. Not because we didn’t care, but because there was no avenue to get these things into the world. And so, this is how Studio Nod was born. The idea of sharing these inspiring, one of a kind pieces from our most lovely family of artists with all of you.
Studio Nod is a many faceted idea, with one overarching goal – to celebrate the creativity, beauty and talent of our family of artists. So what is it – Studio Nod is both an Online and Physical gallery space where you can purchase these one of a kind pieces. If you happen to be in Chicago, we would be delighted to take you through the studio space and share with you the stories of the pieces and their makers. If you are anywhere else, just shoot us a note – we would love to tell you everything about all of the work. Because the purpose of Studio Nod is to celebrate our artist family, we have decided that all profit from Studio Nod sales will be returned to our artists in the form of a fund awarded to an artist to further studies, or fund a project, (more details to come). The Studio Nod space will also be utilized as a residency space for Nod artists to come and collaborate with our designers, have workshops with all of you, and maybe even a party or two.
The art from the studio will be changing all the time, so check back often. And if you fall in love with a piece, remember there is only one! I am excited to see this idea to grow and evolve over time and I hope that you all find the work as inspiring as I do.