We Are Nook in short
HOW WE BEGAN
We Are Nook (formally Nook London) is an East London born retailer of factory, industrial and Mid-Century Modern inspired lighting and homeware. Founded in 2011, We Are Nook has evolved from a one woman band to a global reach with partners across Europe and Asia,
Proud home to the leading brands of vintage factory style lighting, Nostalgia Lights and its sub-brands NL: Reserve and NL: Industrial and newest addition; Kin. We Are Nook can be found across UK and Europe, and further afield in design, concept and homeware stores.
Although we are a London, UK born brand, we are a small yet global business, with partners in Japan, Hong Kong and across Europe.
HOW WE GREW
We began in 2011 as one woman in her living room, with a £350 website and a love for interior and industrial design; the product range consisted of two styles of decorative filament light bulb, packaged in hand designed (by Hattie) Kraft boxes.
One year on and although still in her living room, Hattie had grown the business to already include amongst her reputable client list some of the leading design retailers in the UK.
As interest in the products grew, so did the business leading to the move to the first business premises in neighbouring Bethnal Green; the existing business was then reformed as Nook London and introduced the newly reworked Nostalgia Lights brand; boasting a full and complete offering of vintage factory, industrial inspired lighting, geared specifically for the European retail market.
In a few years the business had grown from one woman at home to a bustling Nook London team, offering two leading brands of vintage inspired lighting; comprised of light bulbs, pendant sets, lamp shades and components. Fast forward a few years, we now boast a Mid-Century modern brand in addition, Kin, have a sister company in Hong Kong and a distributor in Japan.
Our ethos is simple; producing well-made products that team with practical, inspiring design, that DONT cost the planet
We believe in producing UK quality products, inspired by the practical and beautiful. Our brand is representative of quality design and craftsmanship. As our business has matured we’ve dually seen the urgent importance of climate responsibility as we do our part to reduce our carbon footprint.
OUR BRANDS; NOSTALGIA LIGHTS & KIN
“Nostalgia Lights takes inspiration from the industrial era, bringing classic design into the modern day”
NOSTALGIA LIGHTS and sub-brands, NL: Reserve, NL: Industrial are the leading lighting brands brought to you by the studio of We Are Nook
The Nostalgia Lights brand is our incredibly high quality, accessible offering of vintage inspired lighting, produced predominantly in the UK, the brand is geared specifically towards offering customers the highest quality bespoke light fittings. Each product individually packaged into beautifully designed recycled packaging, making it an individual, beautifully presented product. Nostalgia Lights consists of a full range of decorative filament light bulbs, a variety of ready made or bespoke made Pendant Sets, lamp shades, lighting accessories and fabric cable. Our LED extra long life bulbs mark our step into the energy efficient world.
NL: Reserve, NL: Industrial are the sub-brands of Nostalgia Lights and comprised of exclusively designed products by us. Keeping in the We Are Nook vein, both brands have the industrial vintage design running through its core and presents the fusion of true industrial inspired design with a modern twist. The result is an exclusive offering of high-end lighting products.
KIN, the newest addition to the We Are Nook family, takes a slight turn from our Nostalgia Lights style, with a Mid-Century Modern inspired range of lighting. The maiden collection consisting of the Esme and Raymond lights are a bright, fun, playful interior addition.
WHO WE DO IT FOR
The wonderful Public:
All of our products are available to the global public through our website, or if you’d rather see Nostalgia Lights first hand send an email to info[@]wearenook.com we can advise of the closest stockist to you.
From global architects firms to bespoke design studios, our trade clients are a crucial part of our business, with Nostalgia Lights seeing the refit of numerous hotels, bars, offices and home renovations.
If you are working on a trade basis and interested in placing a larger order, please send your enquiry to trade[@]wearenook.com and we can assist with an accurate quote.
Reseller T&C’s: T&C’s for resellers
Both are brands are stocked by some of the most prestigious home-ware, design and concept stores within Europe, Hong Kong and Japan (and further afield). Ranging from design heavy-weights such as the Conran Shop, to ground breaking boutiques.
If you are a stockist interested in our range please contact us via trade[@]wearenook.com