NICOLE LACHELLE | CHRISTIAN NIESSEN | CO-FOUNDERS
There is scientific consensus, that we need to make urgent and fundamental changes to our global culture to overcome the challenges our culture created and to avert deteriorating conditions and irreversible climate change.
Arts and design - our work as designers, creative directors, consultants and entrepreneurs is essential to change culture, to create a new culture, to find new ways to engage and lead toward a sustainable culture.
Sustainability and meaningful, responsible design are leading principles of our work and our private lifestyle - to create and contribute to a new culture, a citizen centric culture, with sustainability as a core value, a default design, not a variable.
CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CULTURE
Working as designers, creative leaders for international luxury brands since 25 years, founding and operating all aspects of our own brand since 10 years, we understand the complexity, to build, navigate and grow a brand, create new, relevant products and manage businesses internationally.
WE PLAN, IDEATE, DESIGN AND DEVELOP
PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL
PRODUCTS AND EXPERIENCES
THAT OUR CLIENTS LOVE AND DESIRE
We have grown our prototype and content studio structure with fully integrated digital capabilities, to offer our clients the possibility,
to outsource all aspects of the creative development for new projects, brand extensions or re-launch or
to lead and work with internal teams and existing structures throughout all stages.
HELMUT LANG (ORIGINAL)
INDIVIDUALITY AND RESPONSIBLE LUXURY SINCE 2007
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES AND OTHER OBJECTS
no editions / no duplicates / no repetitions
Founded by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen, 2007 in New York
INDIVIDUALITY - A CORE PRINCIPLE
no_editions is based on a concept that every item, style or object that carries the brand name is offered only once with a unique print, design pattern or decoration, while each product’s silhouette is produced in series.
Each unique item's serial number is part of its label and all designs and series remain part of a perpetually growing online archive at www.noeditions.com
RESPONSIBLE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES - ENJOYABLE, RELEVANT, ETHICAL AND FUTURE-ORIENTED
no_editions creates enjoyable, relevant, valuable products, that actively support waste reduction - a necessary step to protect our climate
A unique or personalized item with serial number retains value longer, or even increases resale value, and the context of the artworks as part of an online archive creates additional affinity - less waste
no_editions started as a direct-to-consumer / online-only business and all offered items are produced on order - reducing excess inventory drastically - less wasted material.
While growing our brand we have worked with select retailers worldwide, but are positioning ourselves to return to a vertical distribution / online and direct-to-consumer again by 2019 – with our own strategic retail locations in select cities worldwide.
RESALE / RECYCLE
Since 2015 no_editions uses precious metal / real silver ( Sterling 925, Argentium 935 / 960 or Fine Silver 999 ) for hardware and decorations on clothing and accessories and pure silver foil for our transfer prints.
A dress with real silver chains or silver sequins, a handbag with a hand forged solid silver handle, not only have intrinsic value and a great touch, but will age and wear with personality and always keep a certain material value, encouraging recycling - throwing away an item with real silver would most likely go against most people's principles.
All no_editions ’ silver is ethically sourced through licensed suppliers of the ARGENTIUM silver brand - most is already made from previously recycled silver - part of a circular process.
We understand that people love different brands and we offer a selection of curated vintage items of other luxury brands - the RECLAIMED SERIES - many vintage items of well-known luxury brands ( clothing or leather goods ) are available in very good conditions, often not or very little used.
We offer custom silver design options for these pre-loved / vintage items and mark them with a RECLAIMED SERIES number.
Keeping existing, unused or barely used luxury products from ending as waste.
Artisanal labour and craftsmanship are a fundmental part of our production - all no_editions leather goods and handbags are hand sewn / saddle stitched ( Fr. couture sellier ) in Switzerland with hand forged solid silver hardware.
Very few brands can still produce and offer this handmade quality and no_editions is the first brand to combine the sellier’s craftsmanship with hand forged solid Argentium silver hardware.
The no_editions signature silver handles, as well as the silver design elements, plaques and foot plates establish a distinct and unique identity.
no_editions silver hardware and silver jewelry is made by combining modern 3D modeling and artisanal, sculpting techniques
- for us luxury is the possibility to choose responsible - artisanal labour is part of our cultural heritage and we need to keep it relevant as part of our future - integrating it with modern technology, not just replacing it.
FAIR AND ETHICAL PRODUCTION
no_editions is produced in Italy and Switzerland ( leather goods and select bespoke services ).
We follow responsible production principles, working with small to midsize manufacturers, often family-run businesses, and artisans - requiring transparency from all our suppliers.
We use non-toxic, eco friendly inks and printing technology.
Our raw materials are sourced from few, very specialized and traditional high-end suppliers in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Japan and UK - concentrating on renewable or recycled materials and reducing transport
RESPONSIBLE LUXURY - ACTIVE CLIMATE PROTECTION - RETHINKING VALUE
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CREATIVE DIRECTION AND SPATIAL DESIGN | SUSTAINABLE, HOLISTIC AND FUTURE-ORIENTED
EXTERIOR | INTERIOR
THEWOODCREATIVE is a future-oriented, holistic Spatial Design Practice to plan and create modern, sustainable solid wood buildings using CLT / X - LAM elements ( cross laminated timber ) and natural, ecological surface treatments - a CO2 neutral construction method adhering to the highest Minergie standards.
WOOD IS THE MOST SENSIBLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL
CLT / X-LAM - CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER / SOLID WOOD - IS THE BEST POSSIBLE CHOICE AND MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SOLUTION TO COMBINE SUSTAINABLE, ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTS WITH AN URBAN, FUTURE-ORIENTED AESTHETIC
THEWOODBUILDING - SWITZERLAND
built in 2014/15
A pioneer project and statement - from idea to completed building, with a consistent branding, clearly communicating visual and inherent aspects