Olivia Moon is the founder and creative mind behind Nodi Rugs, a brand that develops timeless, modern, and thoughtfully designed natural floor coverings which celebrate the essence of their raw materials. We visited Olivia in her Tāmaki Makaurau showroom to hear about the inspiration and ideas behind the Nodi Space.
When do you feel most creative?
I’m really inspired by natural light, especially soft muted light in the northern hemisphere. I’ve just spent 5 weeks in Europe exploring and my photos are predominantly of natural textures and natural light hitting natural textures, so I guess it’s a combination of travelling and being surrounded by nature. There’s nothing like being out of your normal environment to get a fresh eye on things.
Tell us about the inspiration and ideas around your space?
We wanted to create a space where people felt welcome to come, connect and feel at ease. This was achieved by keeping it very simple and focusing on what matters, in the end we only make one product and very much specialise in natural rugs, so we wanted the space to have the right canvas to let the rugs be the focus, whilst also inspiring people with how to use the rugs in their own spaces to create a natural place of connection.
The lounge room is the hub of the space where people gather. Including beautiful furniture pieces gives the rugs the right context to be able to visualise them in your own space. We chose the Fragment Coffee Table by Simon James because of its clever, balanced clean lines, and the smoked oak colour works beautifully with all of our rugs.