coki barbieri design

 

 

"When I draw, I imagine a curious person

who will observe a new material:

will touch it, use it, and keep it with great care,

and will begin to love it seriously.

I think could be a person who moves silent revolutions

made of listening, research, and awareness of our

contemporaneity and the importance of our souls;

for that, this person will choose my products".

 

COKI BARBIERI  |  Architectural and Product Designer | Founder & Creative director

 

 

 

With her eponymous housewares label, Italian product and architecture designer Coki Barbieri brings to life a new approach to natural materials through forms inspired by rationalist architecture and the morphologies of animal and plant kingdoms. The studio and design laboratory is located on the first hills of Rimini, overlooking the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by thick spontaneous vegetation, in which every little creature of the area is a constant source of inspiration. The geometries and connections between the elements are first designed with cardboard and cork prototypes, then defined with hand drawings and digitally. Handicraft production aims to recover local raw materials and preserve ancient working stone, glass, and metal methods. Combining notions of geology, chemistry, and design culture, COKI also offers new materials, starting from fragments and scraps of stone and mineral processing. Together with the craftsmen, Coki has developed a waste-free production and logistics chain. The production cycle exploits the sun and air's power to create many components of the projects, thus offsetting a part of the CO2 emissions due to borosilicate glass and stainless steel processing. In 2020 the brand won the Green Product Award and was internationally recognized for its sustainable and ethical approach to product design.

 

 


 

Coki Barbieri on LINKEDIN


CHOSEN BY

2022  STUDIO GRETA CEVENINI Styling for SABA

2022  CONTI MARCHETTI Styling for FIAM

2022  CORA VOHWINKEL Styling for Arketipo Firenze

2022  VERONICA LEALI with Alessia Biasion Styling for CIERRE 1972

2022  DECO HOME Styling for June issue

2022  SARA SARLI Styling for CATTELAN  

2021  STUDIO SALARIS Styling for RUBELLI GROUP

 

 



awards

2022  SALONE SATELLITE PERMANENT COLLECTION with Rocklumìna lamp

2020  GREEN PRODUCT AWARD, 1st prize

2007  Next: International Car Design, 1st prize

with Alessandro Ajmino, Elena Marrone, Federica Castagno & Sara Petrucci (now Acquacalda Design)

2007  Pietra di Langa e Design, 1st prize

 

 



book quotes

2021  "Soil, Surface, Sky" by L. Swift, E. Marinova, V. Del Vacchio, ed. Cluster, London 2021

2020  "We design the future" N. Bader, GREEN PRODUCT AWARD, Berlin 2020

 

 

 



selected exhibitions

2022  SALONE DEL MOBILE 2022 - Milan - Vitamins from the Italian earths

2022  MAISON & OBJET - Paris - The new Soil & Season Cochlea vases collection

2021  LONDON DESIGN WEEK - Soil, Surface, Sky by Cluster Crafts, London

2021  MILAN DESIGN WEEK - Nature's Whisper by Isola Design District, Milan

2020  LONDON CRAFTS WEEK

2020  ISOLA DESIGN DISTRICT - Isola Goes Digital

2020  GREEN PRODUCT AWARD

2019  SALONE SATELLITE AWARD

2016  LA CERAMICA E IL PROGETTO

 

Architecture

2011  Nhow Hotel restyling - Triennale di Milano

2008  Mini Design Award

2007  Next: International Car Design

with Alessandro Ajmino, Elena Marrone, Federica Castagno & Sara Petrucci (now Acquacalda Design)

2007  Pietra di Langa e Design

 

 



educational background

2017  User Experience (UX) E-learning Research and Design MicroMaster Program (University of Michigan)
2015  CasaClima network - Agenzia per l'Energia Alto Adige - CasaClima (Bolzano)
2011  Public Spaces Advanced Training - POLIMI Politecnico di Milano (Milan)
2011  Architecture - Building Engineer Science Bachelor's Degree - UNIBO Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna (Cesena) 110/110
2007  Interior Designer ID European Graduated  IED Istituto Europeo di Design (Turin) 100/100

 

UNIVERSITY THESIS-BOOK

C. Barbieri, 2011 La concezione strutturale nel design industrialeThe structural concept in industrial design

Bologna, UNIBO Alma Mater Studiorum

 



supervisor for electrical installations

Leandro Balducci



legal protection & copyright

Lawyer . Sabrina Barbieri

Engineer . Corrado Modugno



international communication

Klevisa Ceka / Stefano De Vita



project partners

 

Architect . Alfredo Lisi

Architect . Andrea Bartolini
Architect . Carmelo Muscolino

Dott. Riccardo Crescentini
Ingeneer . Luca Sibani

Technical Surveyor . Marco Calbucci

Electrical system . Leandro Balducci + Alfredo Fabbro

Hydraulic system . Davide Scarpellini
3D printer  . Carlo Conti - Makeroba -
Sales Manager . Antonio Parise

Sales Manager . Simone Maldini

Sales Manager . Patrizia Alessandrini - Alessandrini Home -



companies



 

 

 

Coki latest interview

 WhitePaper  / by Marta Martínez Muñoz

 

Coki latest interview 

by Alessandra Moretti