It’s about time the city formally meets one of its most creative and talented interior designers – Toronto based (and globally connected) Nora Voon of Noda Design! For well over a decade, she’s been building up a portfolio of homes, offices and restaurants around the world… and now, she’s opened her first brick and mortar shop here in the city!
Their flagship location is now open by appointment at: at 11 King St. East (Toronto, Ontario. M5C 3C2)
In Noras own words:
A well-designed space should tell a story. Of great travels, of love, passion, mystery, seduction. At Noda you won’t find cold, empty, minimal Instagram spaces in our portfolio, that’s never been our style. We go for texture, for artifacts, bold rich colours, for quirk and kink.
Let us introduce ourselves. We are Nora Voon, founder, artist, designer, a lover of traditional craftsmanship, and a dedicated traveler. As a graduate of Inchbald School of Design in London, UK, Nora studied Interior Architecture and was awarded for her work at the Preen Fashion House by Fox Linton Associates.
From there Nora took to the world, to work with artisans and designers on projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. This time inspired Nora’s love for organic motifs mixing high design with delicate crafts.
Nora created Noda to honour the places she loves, the people she respects, and frankly to infuse the architecture and design world with a great mischievous sense of delight. Along for the ride are Ceren Kaptan, our lead product and furniture designer with degrees from Florence, Italy, and Turkey. And to keep us all on our toes is Julia Milborne our haute marketer, strategist, and client relations with a background in marketing and real estate.
Yes, we’re all women team and so proud of it. #Badass We bring a female empowerment perspective to every project and piece. On our own, we led adventurous lives, and now working together we bring that same all-in energy to the spaces and objects we create.
From the get-go, Noda’s objective has been centred around one of our favourite four-letter words: PLAY! To tease, to wink, to arouse the mundane. We do this in the interiors we reimagine and pieces we create. Snagging inspiration from our most treasured destinations. Our tag line is: Made From The World. It speaks for our worldliness brought to life through great craftsmanship.
Come on in!
For many years Noda ran as a design group, but today we add bricks and mortar to our name. The Noda Flagship store is in Toronto, Canada straddling between the design and the financial district, right on 11 King Street East.
Inside is our line of Noda collection, along with unique finds curated and collected from Nora’s travels. To us, this is a living space, where we’ll soon host great talks and events. We plan to be a hub for conversation and creation.
The great tapestry that is our planet, is our greatest muse. This is the story we bring to you. Let our journey begin.