We call ourselves IDEA NOMADS and are two designers, ‘Klara’ and 'Gerhard'. In 2009-2010, the IDEA NOMADS made a trip around the world with creative events on the way. Starting point was China/Shanghai, and the finishing line was in India. Most of the journey was overland, by bus and train. Check >where to see the route we took.
We are designers and live from our ideas. We are on the move. Hence ‘idea nomads’. The concept of a nomadic lifestyle fascinates modern people, which is visible in today’s fashion trends and in new terminology such as ‘technomad’, ‘urban nomad’ and ‘neo-nomad’. The IDEA NOMADS explored nomadic concepts during the tour by holding workshops on the theme, meeting genuine nomads and experiencing a nomadic lifestyle. As true technomads we stayed connected, finding our way and keeping track of our movements with GPS, utilizing all means of high-tech gear, neatly packed in our backpacks.
... and by the way, if you check out the pictures from our trip you might come across our green little edgy gadget, the 'onicon' taken from the ONIZOU logo. Maybe you can find the highest onicon on earth? Go browse the >where pages!
When people hear about IDEA NOMADS, they often ask us 'why'. We could just say to them: 'why not'. But there's more to it than that.
why travel the world? why leave nice jobs behind? why do design events all across the globe? why this weird idea... >why
IDEA NOMADS are two people, 'Klara' and 'Gerhard'. We are two nomadic European designers who have been living and working in Asia most of our professional lives.
Klara brought her scandinavian calm to hustling bustling asia and never really managed to go back… >who/klara