A+A Cooren

A+A Cooren is a Paris-based French-Japanese design studio founded by a couple, Aki & Arnaud Cooren. The studio’s design speciality is lighting, but has also worked in industrial product design, furnishings andinteriors since 1999. With a signature Japanese-Nordic design aesthetic that is at once streamlined and poetic, the studio subtly seeks to bring an element of nature back into everyday objects and interiors.

A+A Cooren designs both traditional and industrial objects, guided by a design philosophy nourished through ceaseless exploration of manufacturing simplicity and end-user ease of use. A+A Cooren believes that designing a good product is the result of mutually supportive teamwork between the manufacturers or craftsmen and the designers, with exacting fabrication standards.

Their creations are produced by Artemide, CFOC, Habitat, Metalarte, La Redoute, Tronconi, Vertigo Bird, Yamagiwa, and more. They also designed the Shiseido Europe flagship store in Paris (2002), L’Oréal’s Haircare Research Centre in St.Ouen (2011) and the renovation of the Sèvres gallery at Paris’ Cité de la Céramique (2013).