OUR MISSION

We aspire to create a new
meaning to sustainable luxury

The journey of the creation of Sooka actually started long before we officially established ourselves as a company in 2017. Sooka is an external revelation of who we are as people, designers and founders. Our ideas and ethics resonate through everything we do for Sooka. We are strong believers that our impact on the planet must be minimal wherever possible, and that we have to give back to Mother Nature just as much as we take from her. When we started Sooka we discovered that many luxury brands don’t practise ethics, so we decided to embark on a quest to redefine sustainable luxury. We truly believe its possible and each day we learn something new.

Nomadic Partners & Design Duo

Both Jake and I are true nomads. We grew up with our families in The United States, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, Indonesia and the Netherlands. Over the years we have come into contact with so many different cultures and ethics. Separate from one another we cultivated a love for tribal artifacts, art and ethics. It was when we met one another that our beliefs united. Our mutual vision is how we run Sooka together as (business) partners.

Artisans

We had both visited Indonesia since the early 2000s. Over time, we came into contact with the most talented artists, craftsmen and artisans. We were invited into their homes where we drank coffee and listened to their stories about their forefathers, how they learnt their craft and more. And each year we came back to Indonesia, our desire to create became stronger. It was only in 2017 that we decided to pursue this passion for a living.

Now, Sooka is a collective consisting of about 40 artisans, which help us devise the most beautiful collectibles and design pieces. The most talented Balinese and Javanese craftsmen give shape to our design visions. Our artisans bring our ideas to life, with the knowledge their generations of forefathers have passed down. Decades of practise and talent is what refines our pieces. As individuals we are artists, together we are Sooka.

Materials

We work with exclusive materials such as bronze, stainless steel, hardwood, bone and shells. Our designs are brought to life by talented craftsmen in workshops and ateliers in Indonesia and beyond. Each design undergoes numerous quality checks to ensure impeccable quality and sublime precision. We create exquisite designs inspired by nature and the Indonesian Archipelago.

Read more about our sustainability practises and materials here.

When we started Sooka we used all of our sources and network in Indonesia to unite the most talented artists, craftsmen and artisans together – to create Sooka. A collective consisting of about 40 artisans, Sooka seeks to unravel and offer the most beautiful collectibles and traditional décor pieces.

With this label we promote ethical working conditions for Indonesian craftsmen and stimulate creativity. On the one hand, we aim to preserve and share the artifacts and art pieces that this pristine culture and its tribes create and have created over decades. On the other hand, we work together with our artisans to actualise our own design ideas that aim to preserve the animal species that inhabit the Indonesian Archipelago and environments beyond. As individuals we are artists, together we are Sooka.

Indonesian Origin

Exquisite designs inspired by nature and the Indonesian Archipelago. Timeless, cultured and tasteful, that’s how we would describe Sooka. We work with exclusive materials such as bronze, stainless steel, hardwood, bone and shells. Our designs are brought to life by talented craftsmen in workshops and ateliers in Indonesia and beyond. Each design undergoes numerous quality checks to ensure impeccable quality and sublime precision.

VISION

Creating exquisite designs inspired by nature and the Indonesian Archipelago


MISSION

We aspire to create a new meaning to luxury and sustainability


HOW WE WORK

When we started Sooka we used all of our sources and network in Indonesia to unite the most talented artists, craftsmen and artisans together – to create Sooka collective. A collective consisting of about 40 artisans, Sooka seeks to unravel and offer the most beautiful collectibles and traditional décor pieces.

With this label we promote ethical working conditions for Indonesian craftsmen and stimulate creativity. On the one hand, we aim to preserve and share the artifacts and art pieces that this pristine culture and its tribes create and have created over decades. On the other hand, we work together with our artisans to actualise our own design ideas that aim to preserve the animal species that inhabit the Indonesian Archipelago and environments beyond. As individuals we are artists, together we are Sooka.

 

sooka bambusa bamboo designer lamps

" Working together with our artisans to actualise our own design ideas that aim to preserve animal species that inhabit the Indonesian Archipelago and environments beyond. "

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