Pasadena-based design studio NONDESIGNS creates customizable products for architects and designers to build branded environments. The firm’s line of NON products, which are all made in Pasadena, range in scale from small objects to lighting systems to furniture to modular architecture. NONDESIGNS is led by Chinese-born Miao Miao who earned her B.S. in Interior Design at California State University, Northridge, and her partner and husband Scott Franklin, who graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design with a B.S. in Environmental Design. The design firm works on retail, event, exhibition, living, and working spaces, and are fully equipped to design, prototype, and fabricate all of their projects, from floor to ceiling.
NON LINEAR is a collection of modular LED luminaires that connect to form endless possibilities for residential or commercial spaces. Exhibited at the ICFF show last May, each lighting module is CNC machined out of 1’’ thick acrylic, which is illuminated by an inlaid band of light emitting diodes. NON LINEAR works like a kit of parts to create a variety of modern lighting installations, from a small piece behind a receptionist desk to the centerpiece of a lobby.
UL-listed for commercial and residential applications, the NON LINEAR system offers kelvin-temperature adjustable LED technology and full color RGB LEDs that can be controlled with a remote control or even a smartphone. Specifiers can freely connect any combination of NON LINEAR lighting modules with cords that are available in more than 30 color options.
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