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Discover the ultimate in KOOKU selection. Creators who turn design into alluring art. Objects in which form, material, color and expression are more important than functionality.

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  • inner_/outer_ KOOKU living spaces

    inner_/outer_ KOOKU living spaces

    KOOKU invites you for an exceptional meeting with the constellation of art design objects, worlds that had never before coexisted in one space.

    inner_/outer_ KOOKU living spaces

    KOOKU invites you for an exceptional meeting with the constellation of art design objects, worlds that had never before coexisted in one space. Exhibition of works by artists and designers represented by KOOKU Gallery. Unique aesthetic order with a remarkable magnetic field created for just few days in the interiors of a historic apartment building in the center of Basel. A journey into one's self, an expedition in search of undiscovered and a confrontation of man with the infinity of the universe - symbolize three extraordinary rooms - KOOKU living spaces.

    “You will be completely different, and everything will be different,” wrote Stanisław Lem in The Magellanic Cloud, foreshadowing his hero's transformation when setting off on an intergalactic voyage exceeding the existing limits of cognition. KOOKU invites you to a get to know a new world, which could be an equally transformative experience: both for our interior as well as the spaces we occupy every day. The exhibition “Inner/outer. KOOKU living spaces” is an occasion to dive inside the self in confrontation with the new and the unknown, to search for harmony among contrasts and rules among chaos.

    Unique objects juxtaposed in an unprecedented, non-obvious way – like an unusual conjunction of planets occurring once every thousand years, an ephemeral cosmic phenomenon that fascinates and attracts us Earthlings, but also moves us, arouses anxiety, and prompts us to ask questions. Meteor showers, eclipses, long comet tails, supernova eruptions, mysterious satellites hidden in the shadows of planets, sunspots, and black holes – they all invariably arouse our curiosity and inspire us to explore the secrets of the universe.

    The space created in the interiors of a historic apartment building will also be a cosmos full of riddles – a cosmogram no one had dared to sketch before. Among the planets that fill it, we will find both well-known and new ones that have just been discovered. These will include the artwork of Christopher Boots, Lee Broom, John Eric Byers, Apiwat Chitapanya, Arno Declerq, Christophe Delcourt, Jan Garncarek, Paul Heijnen, Cameron Mathieson, Richard Yasmine, Oskar Zieta, Atelier Février, Bocci, CC-Tapis, Collection Particuliére, Henzel Studio, JCP, Rooms, and Sé, among others.

  • Monumental and ethno-graphic pieces of art

    Monumental and ethno-graphic pieces of art

    Arno Declercq's works are objects with a strong identity influenced by his passion for brutalism and tribal art, each piece has a functionality. 

    Monumental and ethno-graphic pieces of art

    Arno Declercq is a belgian designer and art dealer, born in 1994, who makes bespoke objects with passion for design, atmosphere, history and craft. Arno grew up in a family with parents who like to work with beautiful brands and objects.

    His father studied at the Royal Academy of Arts Fashion Department, he worked for Bikkembergs and made his own fashion brands, but has also collected tribal arts for more than 20 years. His mother, who worked with his father from the beginning, bought a shoe store in 2010 where they sold brands as Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela, ... With the interest in beauty he learned from his parents, Arno studied interior design, after learning a lot about materials and with great knowledge of history he designed interiors and opened his own gallery for ethnographic art and design. After a year he closed the gallery and started his own brand of rough bespoke items which he launched in May 2017. The collection has come to the idea that there are too few interiors where they no longer have the big and static vases and candlesticks that the people had in big houses over 100 years ago. By focusing on architecture, ancient arts and design, after war buildings, defense buildings (bunkers and fortresses) and tribal arts, he created a collection that has already been found in 20 international galleries and shops.

    Each piece is unique because it is entirely handcrafted by him. Made of tropical hardwood called Iroko this he discovered after one of his many trips to West Africa interested in voodoo arts. In these strange tribal arts, the wood "Iroko" is used in many objects, according to their culture, the ancestors lives in these trees, and they also call this tree "the king of the forest".

    Arno also combines this with Belgian Oak, that dried for more than 30 years, wood that was provided for the many furniture makers in Mechelen. By treating these objects through the Yakusugi technique or another mentioned "Shou Sugi Ban" an ancient Japanese technique where the objects are burned to protect the wood from weathering and subsequently fixed to get a patina look as long as possible. This gives each object a unique texture that is loved by many.


KOOKU Top Designers

Behind each item in our selection is a unique personality, their artistic vision and craftsmanship. These are artists, visionaries going beyond utilitarian design. They are trendsetters. Get to know designers whose creations and artistry have mesmerized the design world.


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KOOKU is a progressive selection of unique and limited edition pieces, from a curated edit of designers and artists. The innovative retail concept combines online availability and conceptual offline activity. In our selection, we have objects by renowned artists. We also search for young, promising designers and rising stars of design. We cooperate with creators whose work is in permanent collections of museums and galleries around the world.

Our pieces are not available in mass production. Hand made with the best raw materials. Some are created only for special orders, which enables personalization and matching them perfectly with your space. We understand how important it is to find that desired piece that completes your interior. This original curated offer is addressed to all of those who are expecting more from their interiors, who are looking for the highest quality and satisfaction that comes from daily contact with unique works of art.

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