Attractiveness + Revel in Infuse All Issues for Fashion designer Nick Ozemba


Nick Ozemba, co-founder of In Not unusual With, met his eventual industry spouse, Felicia Hung, at the first day in their freshman yr within the furnishings design program at RISD. After commencement, he went directly to design interiors at ASH NYC and SHoP Architects, whilst Hung went to paintings as a product clothier. Then in 2017, they reunited to shape the Brooklyn-based studio In Not unusual With.

Whilst interested in growing lighting fixtures collections, the paintings leans on interest, materiality, and various collaboration. The logo’s aesthetic is unassuming whilst putting, it comes along with the assistance of a top-notch group and gifted ceramicists, glassmakers, and metalworkers they collaborate with all over the world. An excellent portfolio of customized initiatives carries the manner additional, that includes a conveniently understated enchantment. Ozemba and Hung were ready to mix their respective reviews in commercial design, production, and interiors and infuse it all over each and every nook of In Not unusual With.

a light-skinned man with dark wearing a short-sleeved beige button-down short and black pants leans against a wall

Nick Ozemba Picture: William Jess Laird

In fall 2022, In Not unusual With took a large step by way of opening their first showroom in a historical warehouse development in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The gap contains an expanded manufacturing studio the place each and every product is assembled and new collections and prototypes are advanced.

This week, Nick Ozemba joins us for Friday 5!

styled interior space with a round dining table and four chairs

Picture: Nick Ozemba

I had the privilege of visiting the Schloss Hollenegg this summer time with my industry spouse, Felicia, and Sophie Lou Jacobsen, to {photograph} our latest lighting fixtures assortment – Vegetation Sequence. A Twelfth-century citadel within the Austrian geographical region owned by way of Alice and Alfred Liechtenstein, its ancient rooms are stuffed with old-world main points, from wood-burning clay stoves to hand-painted silk wallpaper and baroque-plastered partitions. 
After in moderation restoring the property, Alice and Alfred made up our minds to begin a design residency program, remodeling the gap right into a workshop for analysis and experimentation. The designers in place of abode spend the month of July creating their apply, responding to the ancient environment, being impressed by way of their atmosphere and each and every different. Their ultimate paintings is exhibited each and every Would possibly. We’re extremely joyful a few of our Vegetation items can be on view as a part of the display.

a body of water between two mountains at dusk

Picture: Nick Ozemba

2. Camí de Cavalls

The Camí de Cavalls, which interprets to “Means of Horses,” is a historical army trail that winds across the perimeter of Menorca and has existed for the reason that early 1300s. The path was once restored as a strolling direction in 2010 and is likely one of the most lovely landscapes I’ve skilled within the Mediterranean. It swerves thru more than one ecosystems alongside a rugged beach, opening to secluded seashore coves. It now has much more particular which means – my spouse and I spent per week exploring the island this summer time and it’s the place we were given engaged.

exterior of an old building with a large wooden door and planters on either side

Picture: Nick Ozemba

After our time in Menorca, we spent a couple of days on its greater sister island, Mallorca. Hidden in a small village is an unbelievable eating place referred to as Ca Na Toneta run by way of two sisters, Maria and Teresa, and named after their grandmother, Toneta. Their way to cooking combines conventional Mallorcan dishes with a focal point on seasonal and locally-sourced substances. We had an unforgettable meal on their rear patio. The sisters additionally transformed an adjacent space right into a small boutique promoting merchandise made by way of native artists, so we left with an additional suitcase of gorgeous ceramics and textiles.

dark wood cafe interior with tables, chairs, and a black and white floor

Picture: Nicole Franzen

Once I first moved to New York, Saraghina in Mattress-Stuy was once my go-to eating place. I lived a block away and would pass with my pricey pal, Leah, to gossip for hours over pizza and rosemary margaritas. Since beginning In Not unusual With, we’ve labored with many very good eating places, together with the newly opened Saraghina Caffè in Citadel Greene, which options our Orb 4 Floor Mounts. The internal – designed by way of House Exploration Design – is a gorgeous ode to Milan, and the meals does no longer disappoint.

beige and bright orange book cover that reads ROSETTA

5. My Cookbook Assortment

I’m a passionate house prepare dinner and love studying from gifted cooks by way of cooking my method thru their books. My newest obsession is Rosetta by way of Elena Reygadas. The e-book is in Spanish, so I’ve been slowly translating each and every recipe as I make it. To this point, the white mole is my favourite. I’m additionally having a look ahead to Camille Becerra’s cookbook, which is able to pop out quickly.



Paintings by way of Nick Ozemba + In Not unusual With:

styled bedroom with round table lamp sitting on the nightstand/headboard

Orb 8 Desk Lamp Picture: Clement Pascal

styled interior space with sofa, coffee table, white floor lamp, black pendant lamp, and windows

In Not unusual With x Danny Kaplan Studio, Helena Ground Lamp in Stone and Paloma Pendant in Anthracite Picture: William Jess Laird

orange pendant light

Alien Orb Pendant in Terracotta

lit double-sided wall sconce

Glass Up Down Sconce Picture: In Not unusual With

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic clothier and author has had a deep love of artwork and design for so long as she will be able to keep in mind, and enjoys sharing her reveals with others. When undistracted by way of nice artwork and design, she may also be discovered making a large number within the kitchen, eating as a lot knowledge as conceivable, or at the sofa along with her 3 pets. To find her @designcrush on social.



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