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a nourishing intent

anooi is an interior design and creative research studio committed to shaping a nourishing relationship between people and nature through design.

With multidisciplinary projects and initiatives, all the studio’s activity points in one direction: exploring, designing, and communicating solutions that nourish both people and the natural world through design.

the notion of nourishing spaces

Designing spaces is a responsibility towards the people that inhabit them as well as towards the planet that hosts us all, but it’s also the opportunity to shape a better future for us as well as for our planet. With this premise, the studio specilizes in nourishing spaces, a notion at the crossroads of biophilic principles, sustainability, and a deeply intentional design ethos.

Biophilic design

Embracing a biophilic approach to design, anooi studio places people and nature jointly at the heart of every project. Spaces are designed as wellbeing-centered environments that double as means to restore a deep and balanced relationship with the natural world. A relationship that’s nurturing and instructive at once, that supports our physical and mental wellbeing while reminding us of our relative place in the world.


Caring about nature also means respecting and protecting it through design choices. That’s why anooi studio follows a slow approach to design: one that ponders all choices to make sure they’ll last while constantly researching environmentally and socially conscious design solutions. On this same note, the studio also curates, a fully independent and content-driven platform dedicated to sustainable interior design options.

behind the name

anooi (ah · noo · e) stands for a nourishing intent.

Like a silver lining, a nourishing intent describes my story as well as my design approach. It represents my commitment to always follow a professional journey that makes me feel fulfilled, stimulated, and true to my values…in a word, nourished. A nourishing intent is also the light that guides my design approach: designing restorative spaces that nourish those who inhabit them while respecting, supporting and celebrating nature, nourishing the natural world we all depend upon.

Overall, my story and my work are connected by one common objective, a promise I made to myself when I started my journey in interior design and that I make every day to my clients and my community: a nourishing intent.

Photo of Silvia, the founder of anooi studio.

meet the founder

Silvia Ceria

I’ve always been fascinated by nature and – throughout my life – I’ve often found myself reflecting on the impact of spaces on people. Over time, these apparently distant things have come together into a vision of the world where people, nature and design are tightly woven together. A vision that is now the mission of my studio: nourishing people and nature through design.