Designers Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu, who founded the Noidoi Design Studio, received their Masters degrees from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The pair then moved to the Norwegian city of Kapp to transform a former dairy into their workspace, establishing a design studio where they could develop projects for manufacturers while also creating products for their very own Noidoi brand. It was their desire to work with natural materials that drove their decision to surround themselves with nature, an emphasis on craft techniques and organic shapes making their products appeal to the gentler senses.

Noidoi’s studio is often described as a cultural crossroads, a point on the proverbial map where Cosmin’s Romanian heritage segues with Kathrine’s Nordic sensibilities. This has been inspiring a wide range of products for Norwegian consumers and for manufacturers abroad for a while, which makes us at Global Lighting excited to be one of these bringing their unique sense of style and global appeal to the North American marketplace.