COKI is an Italian-based home decor brand founded in 2017 by architectural and product designer Coki Barbieri (she/her), winner of the GREEN DESIGN AWARD 2020. Aesthetic and functionality are combined with the desire to narrate the natural materials' characteristics and sustainable production cycles, also combining raw elements in an unprecedented way. The local artisans bring life to a precious objects collection, expanding a new slow-living awareness and a new regenerative approach to resources and traditional manufacturing.
"Reduce your footprint on this planet, free your soul and surround yourself with a few wonderful objects", with this philosophy, Coki Barbieri outlines a new approach to sustainable home goods through her award-winning eponymous label COKI. The first hills on the Adriatic sea are her background: it is always the right time to sharpen the pencils, cut the cardboard and test the tenacity of raw materials. The open-air laboratory is full of perfumes, and the extensive work tables tell the story of the harmony between materials, prototypes, and the relationship of trust with the artisans.
Coki Barbieri, an Italian architectural and product designer, began her career in 2014 by creating the first house with sustainable underfloor heating on the Adriatic coast, a small villa by the sea in which she perfected every teaching of sustainable architecture. She studied natural materials for years, precisely to use them in her work as an architect. Still, over time she approached the prototypes for sustainable household objects, driven by the desire to offer her customers products that do not emit harmful oil-based substances. Thus was born Rocklumìna table lamp, which in 2019 arrived at the Salone del Mobile in Milan - SaloneSatellite, curated by Marva Griffin. From there begins the story of COKI, a brand of high craftsmanship for home decor, exclusively made in Italy with natural, safe materials and a sustainable production cycle.
"We need a pink stone, very similar to this fabric," it is a great pleasure to follow your requests. We are always ready to offer you our best service to create objects according to your color and personalization needs with natural materials, because the colors you see are created directly by Coki, starting from the raw material, time after time, and we don't use industrial colors.
When we prepare and send our packages, we feel the emotion of giving you a moment of happiness. We imagine our company as a tree with very long branches, the fruit of which reaches your garden through our customer service, a thoughtful gardener. Before selling and producing, we are consumers, and we like to think that ethical online shopping can bring us closer, even if we live on the other side of the world. Coki's projects are now in the most beautiful homes in New York, London, Montréal, and Dubai, and we cannot describe how sweet the caress your purchases give to our teamwork.