Each design process starts with extensive experiments on material in order to understand its characteristics and opportunities, and, to make the most of it. In her studio in Innsbruck, Nina Mair develops prototypes – from ceramic models, functional prototypes in wood and knitting tools, up to weaving and sewing patterns in textiles. Looking at something in its entirety, from the object to a building and vice versa is based on her passion for architecture:" Architecture is not a vessel that is filled with items. It is a space of possibilities for its internal users. I consider my work to be successful when it stirs people emotionally."
Nina Mair’s work focuses on the definition of individual identity. Working closely with her customers, she develops a storyboard in the first place, which accompanies the entire design process. Providing an outline from the design process up to realisation the storyboard is the base for objects just as for architectural designs. Mair's designs are distinguished by a highly detailed understanding of material, timeless design, functionality and a sense of humor. They find their completion in the staging of each person’s individuality as well as a company’s identity.