In 2005, Nolen Niu, Inc. introduced the world to a new era of modern furniture designs for living, work and retail spaces. Clean, linear, provocative silhouettes cleverly integrated with unapparent functionality are characteristics of American designer Nolen Niu's creations.
The firm specializes in product design and manufacture of unique custom-made furniture apart from the more affordable statement-making factory-ready pieces, such as the iconic Zero™ Chaise Lounge. From high-profile clients, celebrities and a young generation with a taste for fashionable lifestyles, the brand appeals to an exclusive section of the market.
Recognized for idiosyncratic artistry, craftsmanship, timeliness and quality, Nolen Niu masterpieces use a combination of premium fabrics and leathers, and high-class timber, steel and other materials. As seen in the MIRROR™, EVO™, and YO™ collections, the designs' smart but minimalist articulation is the result of Niu's "willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of conventional design."
With his corporate office in Beverly Hills and production facility in downtown Los Angeles, Niu is one of the few vertically integrated American furniture designers, having the ability to competitively design and manufacture in America. From sofa sets, sectional sofas and chairs, the products are distributed across America and worldwide.
A favorite among high-profile private clients, top brands and celebrities, Nolen Niu is an American designer of modern furniture recognized for his holistic approach to design and clean, provocative aesthetics. His passion for contemporary furniture design took off after graduating from the world-renowned Art Center College of Design in 1999, Niu has always been "fascinated with how spaces can affect the way people interact, their moods and activities." He draws inspiration from his love for architecture and furniture, and takes an interest in new technologies and how things are created.
In such a short time, Nolen Niu successfully etched a niche for himself in the highly competitive design industry of today. In 2005, he formed his Los Angeles furniture design and manufacturing firm, offering services from product development to production.
Niu's major break as an emerging talent came at the prestigious 2006 Salon Satellite Milan Furniture Fair, where he launched his first collection featuring the iconic Zero™ Chaise Lounge— that received international acclaim. He has since graced numerous national and international exhibition events.
In addition to his collections being featured in Esquire magazine, The New York Times and 300 other media publications and books, Niu was nominated for the 2012 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards for Product Design. He currently teaches at the Art Center College of Design.View other products by Nolen Niu