Noma Design & Co. came to life when founders Kendall Ermshar and Bart Chin joined forces to create an unforgettable experience for Airbnb in San Francisco. Their combined love of design, travel, and surf created an instant partnership.
With their team, they bring customized design to novel spaces. They serve a global client base but their hearts and values are rooted in Napa and the Bay Area, where hospitality, open-mindedness, and love supersedes all.
co-founder & Designer
Kendall is passionate about combining comfort, function and community into all of his designs. His sense of space comes from spending much of his free time outdoors, and thinking about how to make every environment feel organic and restorative. For over 10 years he's built relationships with fabricators, artists and clients from California to Australia.
co-founder & designer
Bart’s work has been recently described as fresh, energetic and unique. He is known for his boundless positivity, and creative vision. While at Art Center College of Design he studied Product and Graphic Design. This lead to a thriving career working with products, environments and branding to create memorable experiences. When approaching any space he is a triple threat with his open-mindedness, all encompassing design/build skills and talent to make people feel good.
Personal Site: kokorodesignlab.com.
creative project manager & OPERATIONS
With a background in fine art and community engagement, Simone brings an artistic eye and a high level of organization to Noma. She is thrilled to support the creation of beautiful spaces and believes in the power of exceptional design. At Noma, Simone manages creative projects from concept to delivery, facilitates client relations and oversees company operations. Outside of Noma you can find her painting, dancing and exploring her native Bay Area.
production and media consultant
Maria is a UC Berkeley grad who loves the Bay and found her way to Noma through a series of friendships. What started as a simple work opportunity turned into a budding appreciation for design and how it can create caring, comfortable, and connected communities. At Noma, Maria helps manage different projects and assists in production, styling, media creation.
Outside of Noma, Maria loves to sing and has performed in front of thousands of people alongside groups like Third Eye Blind and Barry Manilow. Caring for animals, dancing, traveling, and photography/videography are also high on her vast list of interests.