He grew up watching his father create furniture and eventually joined the family business. He considers the years he worked with his father an apprenticeship of sorts. He eventually created his own designs, which were commercially successful.
He primarily uses wood, black steel and leather in his design, but he also uses iron, marble, glass and Perspex (a brand of acrylic) where appropriate. He doesn't like his upholstered pieces to be too hard-edged or clinical-looking, and he likes for most of his wood pieces to be sculptural.
He looks forward to building the Nonn brand, expanding the current collection and getting involved in additional commercial design projects. He has several architects and designers with whom he plans to make his mark.