At the origin of Studio KO, the architects Karl Fournier Olivier Marty, who have multiplied their projects for more than ten years in Europe, Morocco and the USA. The creative tandem impose a spirit where eclectic styles are combined with a singular process in which space, light and materials constitute the essential grammar. Their most recent architectural achievement is the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech.
With Up Light, Studio KO has designed a lamp that will highlight a wall material or a fabric, at a low angle and with gradation. Its upper end is truncated so as not to be dazzled by the light source. Its power cable can be hidden inside the structure to leave only the necessary length between the lamp and the socket.
The founders of Studio KO, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, met during their studies at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2000, they created their architecture and interior design agency, which now employs some fifty employees. With offices in Paris, Marrakesh and London they seduce the world with their clean architectural lines and their respect for the surrounding environment, focusing on local and natural materials. The name Studio KO echoes the timeless aesthetics and defends an architecture that blends tradition with modernity, using clean lines and raw materials such as stone, wood or hammered iron, rejecting the smooth; favouring texture.