Founded by Robert Ramirez and Melissa Riling in 2017, NUDO is a luxury hammock company which aims to honor traditional Salvadoran designs and weaving techniques within an ethical business model. Working with his father, Rafael, Brooklyn based designer Melissa Riling, and master weaver, Anderson Cruz from Chalatenango, El Salvador, NUDO combines these various influences to produce traditionally woven hammocks based on modern designs.
At Nudo we aim to reconceptualize comfort. NUDO, (which translates to “knot” in Spanish) reflects the integration of traditional knotting and weaving techniques from Central America in our hammocks, swings and other items we will be adding to the line. With endless customization options for an elevated style of hammocks and swings, we aspire to challenge existing modern environments. NUDO extends the versatility of hammocks and hanging chairs, making the physical experience of leisure readily available within the parameters of contemporary living. The NUDO design collective consists of Chalate + New York-based artisans and designers contributing their craft and creative perspectives to a common platform.
Robert James Ramirez - Founder / CEO
Melissa Riling - Design Director
Taylor McMahon - Textile Design
Jason Moorer - Sales Supervisor
Ginger Kitchen - Product Design
Bekka Palmer - Photography
Michelle Arcila - Photography
Fragmentario - Natural Dye Studio
Sarah Ward - Furniture Development
Pate Woodworks - Woodworker
Practus - Fabrication
Greg Beson - Design