Interview with Janet Morais the Mother of KOKET Interior Design – Daring design aesthetic, high impact shows and lavish presentations have an uncanny way of conveying KOKET’s mission which is to create highly desirable empowering statement pieces.
MDA: Can you explain us more about KOKET‘s mission?
Janet Morais:KOKETis more than a luxury furniture brand, but a representation of empowerment and desire. My mission with KOKET has always been to empower and seduce with daring design, all while giving women the ability to express their true style. MDA: We realized that Kokethas changed its style for 2016. What was the main reason for this change?
Janet Morais: After about 5 years of success, I felt KOKET needed something to keep the brand allure and momentum growing. It became time to raise the bar within not only the collection, but the company, encompassing all aspects of the brand.
MDA: What are the main differences between Metal Rage and the previous ones? What makes it so unique?
Janet Morais: This newcollection differs in the fact that the pieces are not as inventive and elaborate as the icons of the Guilty Pleasurescollection. Instead of large, ornamental details I chose to focus on the timelessness of the design while still applying the seductive KOKET touch. I believe we have become established enough as a brand to apply a more mature design approach.
Janet Morais: A lot of my inspirations are the same, especially the influence of Art Deco and oriental design. I looked through a lot of vintage designarchives, pulling designs from different eras then adding the opulent KOKET touch.
MDA: What is your favorite new piece and why?
Janet Morais: My overall favorite is the Bolvardi Bench, but out of the new pieces I would have to say the Luna. Her design is simply radiant, with the bold curved arms, and the shimmering metallic reptile leather is to die for!
MDA: What can we expect from KOKET in the future?
Janet Morais:KOKET is taking a mature approach to the future, in design and audience. I want to continue designing pieces for the modern, confident woman, that will make a statement while fulfilling the client’s needs. And of course KOKETs signature black and gold combination is here to stay.