NEON is a Berwick-upon-Tweed based artistic practice that explores the territory between art, architecture, and design. We believe art has the ability to enrich people’s lives. Their goal is to design projects that are not just beautiful and intriguing but also facilitate engaging, sensory and emotional experiences. In the 11 years they have been active they have gained significant experience developing designed responses to unique sites around the world.
The NEON team is composed of Mark Nixon and Viliina Koivisto. Mark is ARB chartered architect and Viliina is a visual artist with an education in fine art and arts management. As a team, they have designed and delivered a wide range of different permanent and temporary art projects in both interior and exterior spaces. They often work with communities and engage them in different stages of our artistic process including research, design, and fabrication. They value this way of working as it allows them to achieve a deeper understanding of a place and its users. To successfully deliver their projects they engage fabricators based on the material / technical requirements of each project.
Previous clients include: Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, London Design Festival, English Heritage, British Council, ITV, Coventry City of Culture 2021, RIBA, National Trust, City of London, Knight Dragon, Ted Baker, Sculpture by the Sea, NIKE, Marks & Spencer, The Architecture Foundation, Taiwan Lantern Festival, Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Adobe, Peugeot, Hilton, and Helsinki Design Week.
You can find out more information about NEON’s work on their website and social media;