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The Koto blog features the latest in modern design and architecture with a focus on small buildings and cabin design. 

Koto X Ilo

 

‘THE ILO PLAYHOUSE IS RELEASED AS KOTO’S FIRST CHILDREN’S CABIN.’

KOTO [KO-TO] The traditional Finnish word for ‘cosy at home’. 

Our inspiration has been to create a beautiful space that children (and adults) can claim as their own, but also a structure that assumes an elegant and striking sculptural form, for the grown ups.    

‘OUR ILO PLAYHOUSE IS HANDMADE IN THE UK. HANDCRAFTED USING LOCALLY SOURCED LARCH TIMBERS, RECYCLED RUBBER FLOORING AND ALL NATURAL PAINTS AND FINISHES.’

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

It started back in Norway where we wanted to create a space for our children that embodied the simplicity of the Scandinavian log cabin but with a modern aesthetic. A space that could be used for reading & play, a space that is left 'open' enough not to feel isolated, but still connected (to us) and very much their own play space. We have now revisited our original play space cabin, made it bigger and created a ‘flat-pack’ version here in the UK. Introducing the Koto Ilo House, Finnish for Joy.

It’s a space that children can be inspired in, aimed at stimulating kids imaginations and development. Our passion is to create beautiful unique and original spaces using high quality natural, sustainable materials, ensuring long lasting products that can be used for years to come.

‘EACH STAGE OF THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PROCESS IS CAREFULLY MONITORED, ALWAYS RESPECTING AN ECO-FRIENDLY AND TRULY SUSTAINABLE APPROACH.’

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

Photo @Tracey Hosey

‘NAMED ILO, WHICH TRANSLATES FROM FINNISH TO JOY, ILO IS A PLAY SPACE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE.’

ZOE LITTLE - FOUNDER KOTO

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Design @Koto

If you have a project in mind and feel that Koto could help then please drop us a line. 

WORLDWIDE COLLABORATIONS
Johnathon Little - Founder / Director
johnathon@kotocabins.com
+44 (0) 7375 790489

WORLDWIDE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Theodore Dales - Founder
theo@kotodesign.co.uk
+44 (0) 7786 942417

WORLDWIDE SALES AND PRESS
Zoe Little - Founder
zoe@kotocabins.com
+44 (0) 7375 790488

KOTO [KO-TO] The traditional Finnish word for ‘cosy at home’. 

 
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