Making lamps in a different way.

Have you ever wondered why you can buy a lamp for less than €100 in big stores?

The answer is simple

It was probably made in a country with cheap labor and abysmal working conditions, where workers are forced to produce the same product in large quantities over and over again.

At kokoi, we completely reject this approach. We source our raw materials from local suppliers, ensuring that our production process supports the local economy.

working conditions of artisans


For refugee women, one of the biggest challenges when looking for work is finding a job that allows them to balance family responsibilities with professional commitments. Although they have impressive manual skills, they are often relegated to low-paying cleaning jobs.


We offer our artisans complete flexibility in terms of working hours. They can choose to work full-time or part-time, and their schedules are fully customizable to accommodate their other commitments.


To ensure that they are adequately remunerated for their work, we pay them significantly more than the statutory minimum wage.

Our commitment

We are so confident in the quality of our products that we offer a lifetime guarantee on every single Kokoi lamp. Yes, you read that right: a lifetime guarantee!

  • Everything starts with an idea

    At kokoi, each new lamp starts as an idea and then goes through a creative and iterative process that involves multiple attempts and tools.

  • tools

    Since handmade lamps cannot be made with standard tools, we took it upon ourselves to develop our own tools. For example, we have developed special jigs to mark where the bottles need to be cut and molds to ensure our lamps are evenly shaped.

  • Step by step to the perfect lamp

    Creating the perfect lamp is not a one-off event, but an iterative process that involves adjusting the cuts on the bottle, the shape of the mold, and the way the fibers are attached to the plastic strips.

  • To mark

    The first step in the lamp manufacturing process at kokoi is the marking of the plastic bottles that will form the lamp body. This step is crucial to ensure that all cuts are even and that each strip is the same width and spacing from one another.

  • Cut

    Once marked, the bottles are ready to be cut and transformed into unique and sustainable works of art. The cutting of the bottle is done entirely by hand and requires precision and patience

  • Put on

    After manually cutting the plastic bottle with scissors, the cut bottle is inserted into one of our moulds. Each mold is designed and manufactured in our Augsburg atelier in Germany to ensure it shapes and shapes the lamp perfectly.

  • mount

    The last and most difficult step is putting the willow and organic cotton materials on top of the bottle. This step requires great attention to detail, because even the smallest mistake can result in having to start all over again.

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