NOHONA KAUA'I AT HISTORIC KONG LUNG MARKET CENTER
Design studio + furniture showroom by Design Concepts Hawai'i. Now opening this May at Historic Kong Lung Market Center in Kilauea, Kaua'i.
Our focus is to produce furnishings made on Kaua'i and in the Hawaiian islands. Simple forms made for easy living...
... the Hawaiian lifestyle.
- Hayley K Giorgio
What is Nohona?
‘Ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language)...
n. Residence, dwelling, seat, mode-of-life, existence, relationship.
Nohona is the foundation of who we are and what we do. We create spaces and furnishings that meld the habitant with Home in Hawai'i.
Hayley K. Giorgio from Naue, Kaua'i, leads the focus of Nohona Kaua'i. Raised in a family of craftspeople, Giorgio pursued 3-d fine arts to then return home to work for late Interior Designer, Gail K Miller. This mentorship along with influences from upholsterer and mother, Lynn Ham Young, became the foundation of Giorgio's career in interior design.
Architectural Designers and original founders of Design Concepts Hawai'i, Gary Tobey & Santo Giorgio, would then too be part of those significant mentors.
As a designer and person of this place [Kaua'i], I'm drawn to the resources and talent we have on Kaua'i and throughout Hawai'i. Mahalo nui to everyone involved in this project. - Hayley