The kokoi project could be summarized in one word: hands.
Hands are at the heart of what makes our lamps truly special.
The kokoi lamps are entirely handmade by women artisans who have acquired expertise over the years in working with the most noble materials, including silk, ebony, and wool.
No to mass production!
While it may be more cost-effective to outsource the production of our lamps to China or any country in the Southeast region, we consciously choose not to. We firmly believe in the importance of supporting local businesses and the intrinsic value of handcrafted products.
GOOD WORKING CONDITIONS
By producing our lamps locally in Germany and crafting them by hand, we not only guarantee fair wages and favorable working conditions for our artisans but also maintain the highest quality standards. This commitment allows us to offer unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be replicated by mass-produced products.
At kokoi, we view handwork not merely as a production method but as a means of preserving traditional craftsmanship and supporting the livelihoods of our artisans. By investing in their skills and expertise, we present lamps that illuminate spaces and narrate the story of the people and traditions behind their creation."
While the materials in the lamps have evolved to include wicker and bio-cotton, the significance of the artisans' handwork has remained unchanged.
Every lamp is meticulously crafted, with careful attention to detail, ensuring that each piece is unique and possesses its own distinctive beauty.