Louven was founded by artist-designer Koko in Los Angeles. After years of experience in fine art and architectural design he started a new collection of art, bringing a fresh and bold aesthetic to the world of jewelry.
At an early age he was influenced in a highly artistic environment. His mother's fashion experience at St. John and his father's career in the culinary arts made a lasting impression on his creativity. After studying fine art during his early education, he continued on to architectural studies, completing his Masters in Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York.
In 2007, his return to Los Angeles was marked with five years as a designer for world renowned architect Frank Gehry. During this time he also launched his artist studio known as Atelier Koko; concentrated on oil painting and sculpture.
Channeling his experience in the world of art and architecture, Koko developed a distinct collection of sculptural jewelry for the debut of Louven.