Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interior design shop review: Kokon Munich

Travel is a great way to learn and discover more. As for me, I always try to combine the passion for travel with new discoveries in the domain of cooking, fashion, lifestyle and interior design. Many of my trips should always include a short overview of interesting shops and ideas. While visiting Munich a couple of weeks ago, I discovered the very elegant and colourful Kokon Shop, situated relatively close to the main central area, on Brunhamstrasse 21.
The style is rather classic, and includes a variety of furniture and design products. The space is huge and you will need at least one hour to browse all the options. In case that you already know what you are looking for and no time, there are many representatives of the customer service ready to help. 
The main style is modern, with a touch of classic. The prices are middle to high-end, and suit a variety of spaces, especially for the home. Especially the chairs are very varied. If you have a very modern and non-conformist/creative office, you can dare to bring some of them as part of the office furniture as well. 
The materials and textile part has very often an ethnic influence, that can bring a lot of colour to grey ambiances. A colourful chair pillow can completely change the style of the room, without too much investment. 
There it is also possible to buy directly the materials and use your creativity to create your own curtains or table clothes. The materials are the strong point of the shop, as it was the first type of products distributed when the shop was created, in 1987, with products from India and Bali.
Most furniture belongs to the South-Eastern Asian style. Matched with some flowerly Asian prints, it makes you feel you are far away in sunny lands. 
My favourite category of products are the lightning solutions, very simple, but extremely interesting when was thinking to match them with various interiors and rooms.
I spent a lot of time, actually, trying to imagine various places for those lamps and still feel that I miss some precious details.
The shop has also a corner dedicated to children furniture and decorations, colourful without being loaded. In fact, children don't need a loaded room, but practical tools and a lot of space to enjoy their freedom of playing in the most creative possible ways. 
In terms of decoration and general style per se, the shop doesn't have a certain line and the big space is rather randomly crowded. I was expecting more coherence and a unified design message, but on the other hand, with so many options and products, there is almost impossible to do anything else but to offer to the buyer the best choices and guidance. 

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