About the Studio
Nonlinear Studio, founded in 2010 by Evan Clabots, is a multi-disciplinary creative studio that brings together a network of collaborators from a range of industries, including industrial designers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and architects. Our breadth of experience allows us to offer brand-enhancing services in any medium, be it a product or a campaign. Our combined skill sets allow us to not only design for different sectors, but also facilitate the execution. Closing the gap between concept and reality we are able to better preserve the integrity of an idea and see it realized quicker.
- Product Design
- Interior Design
- Identity & Branding
- Art Direction
- Production Design
- Strategic Planning
In this age of consumption, the time between new and old is growing shorter. We believe the things we create must not only be current, but also be timeless. At Nonlinear, we deliver tangible results but are designing ideas. We design for the question of “why?” not “what?”. In doing so, we strive to not only help our clients find solutions that fit both their company’s and their customers’ needs but to ultimately create things that exceed all expectations. Our work is always infused a personality and character that people will not soon forget.
Clients & Partners
Evan Clabots studied at both the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (TAIK) in Finland. Before finishing his studies, he had received the Gersh Abraham Award for Design Excellence from Swingline and had licensed a product with IKEA.
In 2004, he joined the NYC based studio, Dror. As the first hire of the fledgling studio, Clabots headed both the Product Design and Interior Design departments. During his time at Dror he designed products for clients including Alessi, Boffi, Cappelini, Puma, Swarovski, and Target, and designed commercial interiors for Levi’s Footwear, Creative Recreation, and NYC fashion retailer Atrium. His work at Dror has been recognized twice with the Good Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum and featured at La Triennale di Design Milan.
In 2010, Clabots founded Nonlinear Studio, a multidisciplinary creative studio offering a broad range of services including product design, furniture design, interior design, brand identity and art direction. Nonlinear is focused on using the creative process as a brand development tool, understanding the interrelation of branding, design and media reach. The studio has worked for clients including Ralph Lauren, NBC, Mother Industries, and Ikon3.
For Clabots, design is a process of developing a complete story. Form no longer follows function. Instead, there is an interconnected play between what something looks like, how it works and how it interacts with someone’s life. His process is driven by the question of “why something is?”, not “what something is?”. Each defining element in his work acts in context with the other. Together they form a cohesive and compelling narrative. Read More