Hello… We are Buokids
A small family made up of a mother and a father who are designers, three kids and a group of collaborators. How did we start? By making paper lampshades to cover the plastic cable and the bulb hanging from the ceiling, in our kids’ bedroom …. That was 8 years ago. One of our friends, liked it for his son’s bedroom, and…we sold our first lamp! Little by little we were hiding bulbs until we came up with the idea of Buokids.
Since then we have created a few lamps for our catalogue. All of them have been previously displayed in our kids’ bedrooms and some of their friends. They are our most demanding costumers. Is there anyone more practical and creative than a child? His comments: “This lamp will not let me read.” “Can We let the clouds come in?” “Dad, do you know that koalas sleep a lot?”. They made us change many of our ideas, providing a magical, simple and functional point of view to all our designs.
Apart from our kids, we are accompanied by Javier, friend and designer of some of our models, Rosa, a very skilled seamstress who puts her heart and soul in every lampshade she sews by hand and Jorge, who tries to organize the chaotic brains of a couple of designers. Ah! And our suppliers, artisans who care for us and make our lives easier. We produce locally and in small series to control the quality and pamper the finishes. This way, much more sustainable, has allowed us to sell our lamps in Europe and reach farther places such as Australia or Korea.