A Company of Interna Group

Filippo Gabbiani and Andrea Destefanis

Kokaistudios | Shanghai

Filippo Gabbiani and Andrea Destefanis

“Kokaistudios designs with the end-users in mind. We aim to create timeless spaces that are sustainable on multi-faceted levels and that create solid positive connections with the users. In order to do so we consider and design all of our projects from macro considerations down to micro implementations and focus on the details, materials, workmanship.”

Kokaistudios was founded in Venice in 2000 by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani and Andrea Destefanis. Established with the dream to create a collaborative office of talented architects associated together to work globally on challenging and interesting projects the firm started with offices in Venice, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. From these early expansions the firm developed a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach to projects which helped lead to the establishment in 2002 of the Shanghai office which today is the heart of Kokaistudios operations worldwide. Together with a talented group of over 30 architects and interior designers the founding architects are united in pursuing the design vision of the firm and developing interesting and innovative project in the field of architecture, heritage restoration, and interior design. Kokaistudios established deep relationships with leading developers, luxury brands, and hospitality groups to develop award winning landmark projects including the Huaihai Lu 796, Bund 18 – project that saw the start of the cooperation with Interna-. Among the references of the studio, the major international hotel chains such as Intercontinental, Four Seasons, St.Regis, Le Meridien and the Rosewood Hotels Group in addition to the famous Bar Rouge and the maison Vacheron Constantin.