New Zealand based brother and sister duo are behind the brand Nodi. Olivia and Ryan Smith have very different backgrounds but teamed together to create the brand Nodi following their desire to create products that were dynamic, unique and focused on the beauty of handmade imperfection.
Olivia is the creative brain behind the brand and designs the collections. Having studied textile design at the Institue of European Design in Milan, travelled extensively throughout the world and fostered an obsession with handmade beauty she moved to India for six months in 2013 where Nodi was born. Using the skills and exposure to European design learnt in Milan paired with the traditional weaving techniques in India she creates ranges which can be inspired by a door through to natural light and the moon. Olivia resides in Auckland NZ where she designs the collections and zips over to India once a year to work on prototyping with their artisans.
Ryan is the structured and methodical thinker behind Nodi rugs, with a background in construction and interiors. He brings a commercial mind to the table with an eye for detail both aesthetically and administratively. Ryan is a people person who enjoys forming new working relationships and growing existing ones.