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Erik and Israel Nordin

The Nordin Brothers create Statement Pieces.  One of a kind objects. Works of art that will tell your story.   They describe themselves as "artists who create objects for spaces". They specialize in glass, metal, wood and other mediums.  Together they create fine art and functional objects.  The Detroit Design Center is home for their work.   The Nordin's have been creating objects for 20 years in Detroit.  Their studio space is located at 6100 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, a 12,000 sq ft space with 2 cranes allowing plenty of space to create their pieces.  


The Design Center offers unique objects, not mass produced products that can be ordered from a catalog.   Locally made, Detroit artists, world class.

Visit our new DDC showroom in the Michigan Design Center in Troy, 1700 Stutz.

Coming soon is the 4000 sq ft Detroit Design Center Gallery and event space located in the heart of midtown's shopping district on Third Street.  Call for appointments.

email us at:

Erik Nordin: 313.330.2259

Israel Nordin: 313.330.2269

I would like to humbly thank you for the development and creation of the LifeTrees for the new lobby at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital. The physicians, employees and patients will benefit from your ability to take the history of Sinai, Grace and Mount Carmel Hospitals to develop a beautiful sculpture that captured our heritage. In addition your worked within the space specifications that we provided and completed the sculpture in an expedited time frame.
— Paula R Autry, CEO, Sinai-Grace Hospital
We have found that by working with the Detroit Design Center, we have streamlined our process to create unique recognition for our donors. The Nordin Brothers have met our stringent needs including delivery, quality and design. When working with the Detroit Design Center, you have a team working for you at the top of their field. The Nordin’s effectively create world class pieces that connect with our facility and donors.
— Jennifer M Harmon, Senior Director, Capital Campaigns, Hnery Ford Heath System, Detroit, MI
The Nordin’s push the envelope in their designs and consistently explore new territory in terms of weight, scale and vision. The quality of their work is in the top of their field and truly reflects Detroit
— Jeff Cohen, CEO, Rock Companies
Erik and Israel’s creativity, vision, and skill shine through in their work. Their sensitivity, diligence and energy have made working with them a joy
— Gerard Van Grinsven, President and CEO, Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, MI
The Detroit Design Center’s mantra - “Design is what matters” says all you need to know about the Nordin’s approach as artists. They care. They think about their designs and work until each design actually means something to the customer. Everything has purpose. Everything has a meaning
— Bud Liebler, Owner, The Whitney, Detroit, MI
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