We all have our dark days. There were times I just wanted to crawl into a hole and hide there, but those days are behind me now, thank God!
When Reg Locsin and Brian Hagedorn of Locsin International asked me to design furniture for them, I grabbed the opportunity to create a hiding place where one could get away, read, work, sleep, be alone, and cocoon.
I decided to call it KOKON.
It started with a scribble on a small piece of paper. Then Locsin did a miniature mockup like this
A trip to Locsin’s workshop in Bulacan where I saw the full-size frame for the first time
To get a feel of the space, we placed a temporary mattress inside
I sat inside as Reg Locsin (at right) discussed with craftsmen where to put the shelves
During the development of the project, a huge fire destroyed this workshop
We started again and lots of things happened. Reg and Brian got married and revamped the Locsin website.
We hired Everywhere We Shoot to photograph the KOKON with model Sam Lewis
Garovs Vergara, 1/2 of Everywhere We Shoot
We shot it in daytime and nighttime. Sam called it one of her best shoots ever.
Pillows by Tinay Villamiel of Bleach and Yu Hokazono of Kikastyle, Aoyama
It is amazingly spacious. Five people can sit inside and two adults can sleep with a child
The KOKON daybed is priced at Php 164,000 for the indoor version and Php 232,000 for outdoor, inclusive of mattress and plain throw pillows. KOKON is now available to order at Locsin.com or through their showrooms at LRI Design Plaza, Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air, Makati, or at 4th level, SM Megamall-B.
To know more about Locsin International, click HERE.