Koio brings together modern design, sustainable craftsmanship, and unparalleled comfort to create luxurious footwear for everyday wear. The brand’s founders— Johannes Quodt and Chris Wichert—are so passionate about quality construction that they visited 34 factories in Europe before deciding to produce their shoes in an esteemed facility in Marche, Italy. The label’s designs are masterfully handcrafted using only the finest leathers, suedes, and recycled materials.
This is the second collaboration between Koio and The Beverly Hills Hotel. The classic Martinique® print by CW Stockwell that adorns the walls of The Beverly Hills Hotel is the heart of the inspiration behind this collection. The new footwear collection features an Avalanche, Capri and Slide, all made with premium Italian leather and showcasing the vibrant and colourful pattern that has become synonymous with the Pink Palace.
“CW Stockwell’s signature Martinique® print continues to make generations of guests nostalgic for The Beverly Hills Hotel,” says General Manager Edward Mady. “If anyone doubts the emotional attachment one can have to wallpapered hallways, they have not met our guests. Koio has created a stylish new footwear collection that our guests are going to love,“ he adds.
Koio x The Beverly Hills Hotel Collection is now available in the hotel’s Signature Shop in addition to the newly launched international online gift shop.
About Martinique® by CW Stockwell
One of the most recognizable patterns in the world, the iconic Martinique® banana leaf pattern has been continuously and meticulously hand-printed in Los Angeles since 1942 by CW Stockwell. Upon returning from a vacation in the South Seas, Remy and Lucile Chatain sought to recreate not just the sights they had witnessed in the tropics, but the sense of lushness and exuberance those sights had filled them with, too.
Together with their friend, the noted illustrator and textile designer Albert Stockdale, they designed a large-scale botanical pattern to recapture and evoke those feelings, and mounted it in their Los Angeles showroom. When Don Loper, the well-known apparel and interior designer tasked with the Beverly Hills Hotel’s new interiors, entered their showroom, he knew he’d found the look he wanted – and re-created the Chatains’ mural-style installation he’d seen in the showroom, and expanded it to fit the corridors of the hotel. For almost 80 years, CW Stockwell has proudly been the sole producer of the authentic Martinique® banana leaf fabric and wallcovering.
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