Who we are
We are Neko Design, an award-winning design and innovation studio creating industrial design solutions since 2005. Experts in street furniture, urban cycling solutions and playgrounds, we make each project a beautiful experience for everyone who uses it.
Our European operation, based in the UK and Spain, is headed by Alice Pegman and Hiroshi Ikenaga, two of the founding partners of Neko, and supported by our multi-disciplinary team at our headquarters in Mexico City.
What we do
Our multidisciplinary team includes industrial designers, architects and engineers, and works with a wide range of clients worldwide from global corporations to architecture studios and local governments.
We have carried out a diverse range of design projects including playground equipment, street furniture, signage and urban cycling infrastructure.
Our clients trust us to create solutions where they were unable to find one.
Why work with us?
Our integral design approach means we consider not just aesthetics, but also cost, material, feasibility, time, safety, and the environment. We are continuously investigating materials, forms and trends to bring new developments to this field.
We offer a complete service, through all stages from design concept to construction plans and supervision of manufacture, as required.
Our work has won design awards internationally and been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide.
Our portfolio of international awards and media includes:
“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
Managing Director - UK
Design Director - UK
Managing Director - Mexico
Design Director - Mexico