Nom Living is a London based company that works directly with artisans in South East Asia to create sustainable, functional and contemporary objects for the home.
All of our products are designed by us here in the UK and hand crafted in Vietnam and Cambodia. We take great pride in preserving traditional methods of production, in many cases using practices that have been passed down generations but often overlooked.
We believe handcrafted products have an inherent individuality, with unique differences revealing how they have been made, setting them apart from mass produced items.
Our story begins over 20 years ago when Bich Tyler (born in Cambodia to Vietnamese parents) took the first trip back to her homeland since she was a teenager.
Now a mother of three and living in London from the age of 17, she had dreamt of again of sitting and eating in the market and simply needed go home.
While the trip was highly personal, the trader in Bich began to emerge.
She started to notice simple but beautiful objects, crafted with immense skill by the people and which reflected their environment and traditions, but remained undiscovered by our part of the world.
Taking several trips a year, she developed close relationships with the artisans and soon earned their trust and respect. In less than five years Bich was able to achieve the highest standards and prove that the best-of-the-best could be made in the traditional handmade manner at affordable prices, insuring the growth of the workshops and the welfare of the employees.