Scan Magazine, Issue 79, August 2015

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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Made in Finland

Creating spaces with you in mind Helsinki-based interior design agency Kokema Design has worked closely with a variety of clients both at home and abroad to create spaces tailored to individual needs. The team of four highly qualified and experienced designers promise to channel their enthusiasm to complete your project to your fullest satisfaction. By Stephanie Lovell | Photos: Okko Oinonen

For Kokema Design, the most important thing in the whole design process is how people or clients feel in the new interior environment. Their aim is to make spaces and designs that mirror the personality and temperament of their clients. As professionals, they have the ability to translate clients’ wishes, desires and visions into material objects and concrete spaces by employing the language of design creatively. “Each client and each project are like a new book. We’re always very excited during the first meeting when we have to find out not only what the project goals are but also what the client’s personality is like. The most important thing for us is to build a trustful relationship with the client

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from the outset. This is key for the project’s success,” explains Sabina Dontcheff, architect, interior designer and founder of Kokema Design. “We work closely and systematically with the client. At each stage of the project, we hold meetings to exchange ideas and make decisions about the next steps. By doing so, we ensure that our designs are developed and implemented properly and on time.” Having recently grown to comprise of four designers and a sales consultant, Kokema Design is bursting with positive energy and enthusiasm for new challenges. Recently, the team has worked on a variety of projects for clients with very different tastes. When completely renovating the premises of major law firm Borenius, they

were tasked with creating a timeless space that would showcase the firm’s collection of art and classic furniture. In contrast, the space for a project with leading telecom operator DNA Business involved a great deal of colour, graphic patterns and modern furniture to create a suitable space for the company’s youthful staff. For Nahkapaikka, a 1,300-metre squared leather goods shop in Central Finland, Kokema Design came up the entire space concept, including materials, lighting, furniture and displays, as well as the layout for customer circulation and the architecture of the shop’s main entrances. “These three projects demonstrate the richness of our profession,” says Dontcheff. “We get to serve such diverse clients, always striving to satisfy their needs and bring success to their brand.”

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