About Koop Designs
Richard Stretton founded Koop Design in Durban in 1993 after graduating as an architect, consistently producing both furniture and architectural design.
Koop’s architecture is recognized for its strong design and high degree of structural and spacial resolution. Stretton’s furniture is playful, sophisticated, finely crafted and maintains an original and uniquely South African design identity. Koop has evolved between the workshop, the design studio and the building site.
Inspired solutions happen in the face of challenges on projects. The aesthetic of the furniture or building is generated out of the manufacture process or system required to deliver it. The system comes first.
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