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Brand History
& Timeline

Details about how Nomadous was born & its most significant moments
Nomadous Design was created in 2015 in Porto, Portugal. The founders are two portuguese women who are passionate about design and traveling and decided to bring a bit of their passions and trips together to create a unique furniture brand concept.

The brand concept was created in the summer of 2015, resulting in Nomadous: The World Through Design, a brand which takes inspiration in the world, its cultures, nature and landmarks, to create unique and exclusive furniture design pieces.

The design process began right after the concept was born. The first piece designed was inspired by “Calçada Portuguesa” (traditional portuguese sidewalk pavement), an inspiration the founders could find all over their home country and the perfect choice to start their collection, by honoring the admiration they both have by the beauty and history of Portugal. This is how Manuel Sideboard was born, in September 2015.

Still in September, right after visiting, as usual, Paris Design Week, Liliana and Marlene decided to create a piece inspired by Louvre Museum, a landmark for anyone who loves arts and culture. The faceted Chest of Drawers François was the piece created as a tribute to this iconic museum.

During the prototyping of François, the third piece was designed. This piece was Chloé Dining Table, inspired by CERN, a scientific landmark located in Switzerland, a country they visited in 2013 and fell in love with. Chloé is an apparently serious dining table, but when you digg deeper and see it’s interior, you find it to be colorful and playful, just like the Swiss people Liliana and Marlene met and became friends with back in 2013.

After this, Sophia Console was designed, inspired by one of the many amazing sculptures we can find in Downtown Calgary (Alberta, Canada). This particular sculpture, work of sculptor John McEwen and named Weaving Fence & Horn presents an irregular and distinct form, rigid and at the same time playful, exactly like the vibe transmited by Sophia.

To design the last piece of the initial collection, the brand looked for an inspiration that would completely differ from the previous creations, finding it in the Zulu, a tribe from South Africa which is the biggest ethnic group of the region. Inspired by the natural fences they create, Nomadous created Lwazi Folding Screen, recurring to different wood materials, but maintaining the raw design concept you can find in the original constructions of the Zulu people.

Once all designing and prototyping was done, the first collection was released in early 2016, as a way to interpret the world through design pieces of exquisite quality and which evoke strong emotions in design lovers worldwide. Nomadous uses ancient Portuguese handcrafting techniques to manually manufacture unique art pieces, perfect to complement the design of your home.

Timeline

Nomadous most iconic moments in chronological order

The idea was born

The concept behind Nomadouswas created, a brand inspired by the world that would allow to bring a bit of it inside our own homes!

August 2015

The idea was born

The concept behind Nomadouswas created, a brand inspired by the world that would allow to bring a bit of it inside our own homes!

August 2015

The first prototype was created

The prototype of Nomadous first design creation was finished, bringing Manuel Sideboard to life and with it the feel of a dream brought into reality.

November 2015

The first prototype was created

The prototype of Nomadous first design creation was finished, bringing Manuel Sideboard to life and with it the feel of a dream brought into reality.

November 2015

The first collection

After finishing prototyping stage, the first Nomadous collection was officially released, including Manuel Sideboard, Sophia Console Table, François Chest of Drawers, Lwazi Folding Screen and Chloé Dining Table.

April 2016

The first collection

After finishing prototyping stage, the first Nomadous collection was officially released, including Manuel Sideboard, Sophia Console Table, François Chest of Drawers, Lwazi Folding Screen and Chloé Dining Table.

April 2016

Finn Coffee Table

Finn Coffee table was released, the first coffee table in Nomadous furniture catalogue.

February 2017

Finn Coffee Table

Finn Coffee table was released, the first coffee table in Nomadous furniture catalogue.

February 2017

Poseidon Upholstery

The first upholstery collection in Nomadous catalogue, Poseidon family was presented in March 2017.

March 2017

Poseidon Upholstery

The first upholstery collection in Nomadous catalogue, Poseidon family was presented in March 2017.

March 2017

Hades Upholstery

After an amazing success with Poseidon Family, Hades Upholstery Family was released right after, consisting of six upholstery typologies with a bold and luxurious design.

May 2017

Hades Upholstery

After an amazing success with Poseidon Family, Hades Upholstery Family was released right after, consisting of six upholstery typologies with a bold and luxurious design.

May 2017

Diana Cabinet

In May 2017, one of the brand’s best sellers was released: Diana Cabinet. An unusual design piece and the first mirrored design in Nomadous Collection.

May 2017

Diana Cabinet

In May 2017, one of the brand’s best sellers was released: Diana Cabinet. An unusual design piece and the first mirrored design in Nomadous Collection.

May 2017

Tintoretto Console Table

Tintoretto Console Table was released, an elegant and playful design piece.

June 2017

Tintoretto Console Table

Tintoretto Console Table was released, an elegant and playful design piece.

June 2017

Louise Dining Table

Louise was released, a dining table bringing to life a relaxing and inspiring feeling Nomadous Design Team experienced this summer.

August 2017

Louise Dining Table

Louise was released, a dining table bringing to life a relaxing and inspiring feeling Nomadous Design Team experienced this summer.

August 2017

Galileo Side Table

Galileo, a mirrored side table was released in this month, honoring the stars and astrology.

September 2017

Galileo Side Table

Galileo, a mirrored side table was released in this month, honoring the stars and astrology.

September 2017

Brandon Coffee Table

A few days after the beggining of Autumn, Nomadous made the official release of Brandon Coffee Table, a piece inspired by tree’s branches and roots and celebrating the beggining of the season when this beauty is more evident.

October 2017

Brandon Coffee Table

A few days after the beggining of Autumn, Nomadous made the official release of Brandon Coffee Table, a piece inspired by tree’s branches and roots and celebrating the beggining of the season when this beauty is more evident.

October 2017

Paul Mirror

Paul was released, the first mirror in Nomadous collection, a delicate and detailed design piece.

November 2017

Paul Mirror

Paul was released, the first mirror in Nomadous collection, a delicate and detailed design piece.

November 2017

Notus Upholstery

The official released of another upholstery collection inspired by the elements, this time the air. Notus family is known for its outstanding comfort, which allied to the standard white color, was the perfect piece to have for the holidays.

December 2017

Notus Upholstery

The official released of another upholstery collection inspired by the elements, this time the air. Notus family is known for its outstanding comfort, which allied to the standard white color, was the perfect piece to have for the holidays.

December 2017