Upcycling is the process of transforming unused or discarded materials or products into more valuable or practical items.
Our lamps use a plastic bottle as the core of the lamp body where the rest of the lamp is mounted.
Bio-cotton and wicker
At kokoi, selecting environmentally friendly materials is always a top priority when choosing materials.
In the Augsburg collection, we use bio-cotton as the primary material in our lamp production. The cotton is carefully rolled by hand into natural wicker canes, which is a highly time-intensive process. Finally, this assembly is mounted onto the plastic bottles.
The main material for the Northwest collection is wicker, and we only work with suppliers who allow us to trace the origin of their materials. This ensures that the wicker is produced in Europe, under good working conditions, and without the use of any harmful chemicals. Additionally, we require that all packaging is completely free of plastic.
The colouring of the lamps in the Northwest collection is done directly by kokoi, using traditional colouring techniques. We use only biological tints and colours to dye the wicker, ensuring that our lamps are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly.