Neko - Life with design
Welcome to Neko, an industrial design studio with a vision to make the world around us better through our work. With our custom design service, we work closely with our clients to create beautiful and functional elements for urban spaces.
In addition, a selection of our most innovative and best-selling products – award-winning cycling solutions, playgrounds and urban furniture - are available through our network of distributors worldwide.
Discover how Neko's design solutions can enhance your urban projects.
A shared passion
Neko started life in 2005 with four friends: Alice, Daniel, Hiroshi and Karime. We had a couple of computers and a vision to make the world better through our designs. What has grown from that moment has been truly exciting. Our team has grown with other like-minded creative people and our work has travelled the world, been featured in press from Forbes to Architectural Digest, and picked up several international design awards along the way.
Your projects are our inspiration.
We started out working on industrial design consultancy projects such as urban furniture and signage design for architects and urban designers. After working with several high-profile clients, we noticed something interesting – people were contacting us to ask how they could buy the street furniture on our website. They were looking for something new and different, and they couldn’t find it.
We spotted an opportunity and created our own line of design-led and user-friendly urban elements. The aim was for each piece to add something extra to the spaces it adorned.
And it didn’t stop there. People kept asking us to design the things they couldn’t find - a user-friendly two-tier bike rack; a smart cycle hub; imaginative playgrounds…the list went on.
So we designed them!
Award-winning urban products
The result was three product lines – including cycle parking, playgrounds and street furniture. Many have won design awards; all are inspired by the vision of our clients. With our Neko Design consultancy service we have designed the perfect urban elements for landscape architects, urban planners, local authorities, architects and more.
Neko's designs can be found in many great projects of all sizes, where they add innovation, eco-design and a splash of colour.
Collaboration is key
With our European office in Spain and American office in Mexico, we work on projects all over the world. The team at Neko is made up of insatiably curious and creative professionals - and we’re passionate about improving our public spaces through design. We believe in the power of collaboration and our aim is to work with partners and distributors worldwide who share our vision and ambition.
We set ourselves an ambitious goal to win at least one international design award each year. Most recently we won a Red Dot Award: Product Design for our Wave play sculpture, and our designs have won awards and been exhibited all over the world. These are some of our accolades:
What our clients say
“We chose Neko for their creativity, innovation and successful solutions. For the playground design … they provided a specific solution for a pilot project where it was necessary to go a step further than commonly-found concepts.”
Loreta Castro Reguera / Design Director, Taller Capital Architecture studio
“We needed to design a self-assembly pallet box, able to carry up to 1000kg as well as being disposable, recyclable and light. After several attempts to find a solution to this design problem, Neko took the challenge and approached the issue with creativity, and more importantly from the viewpoint of the customer. The box is now in production and I can’t recommend them highly enough.”
Omar Holguin / Director, Trexco International Ltd, London UK
“We were looking for a commercial ally noted for their technology. In Neko we found the dedication, execution and professionalism that we needed to carry out our project.”
Michel Jiménez Dondiego / Legal manager, Pulso Inmobiliario construction firm
“Neko is characterised by avant-garde design…We worked with Neko because they understand the rehabilitation strategies for the large-scale public spaces that we run.”
María de Lourdes Pérez / Director, Operations and Sporting Infrastructure, Indeporte Mexico City
“We needed urban furniture for several projects and we looked to Neko because they create specific comprehensive design solutions, and their on-time delivery and quality lead to happy customers.”
Heriberto Maldonado / CEO, Colectivo A Architecture Studio
“Your [double-decker bike rack] design deserves praise: space-saving, increased capacity and really comfortable because you don’t have to lift the bike. It will be really popular!”
Areli Carreón / Bicycle Mayor of Mexico City 2017
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