Jean Koute A NEW DIMENSION OF SHAPE
When everyone looks at you as soon as you enter a room or walk along the street, you know you’ve done everything right. You stand out because you shine, you feel self-confident and beautiful. This sense of pride when you wear something unique which changes the posture of yourself immediately. This is Jean Koute!
The designer Jean Koute comes from an old German family of entrepreneurs, which was mainly represented in jeweler-design and the glass-blowing industry. Already at school, the teachers knew that Jean should learn an artistic profession. He modified his room furniture, his wardrobe, family and friends where no longer surprised when his clothes looked different the next morning. Nevertheless, he first went in a different direction. The focus was on competitive sports and healthy nutrition, where Jean first had an education as rehab coach. Later he trained as personal trainer some celebrities.
But at some point, it was no longer enough to shape bodies for him. His passion of giving objects a new look grew, and he began to refine handbags from the 50s and 60s with Swarovskis. Even smaller pieces of furniture were transformed by him into unique rarities, which gained lots of appeal in the Munich artists ‘ scene. But even that was not enough for the creative mind at some point, he wanted to create something new himself, it had to be different, of noble material and immediately recognizable in form and design as his. Which is now also the motto of the label: “a new dimension of shape”. So, he began to put his ideas into practice.
During his travels around the globe, the designer is inspired by everything in his surroundings. Be it the breathtaking sunsets of Bali or a dumbbell in the gym, everything is possible for the designer. From these inspirations he creates sketches, drawing designs and self-modelled first samples. To meet perfectionism and the strong desire for outstanding quality in materials and manufacturing was a great challenge for the German bag-makers and manufacturers of the plaques. After intensive search, the label is proud to have partners at its side who have matched the high demands to manufacture the unique creations in finest craftsmanship and high quality.