Janet’s desire to create the brand KOKET (founded in 2010) stemmed from not only her dedication to design, but also the constant challenge of finding décor pieces that truly spoke to her during her 10+ years in the design world as owner of the interior design firm DeMorais & Associates, and co- founder/owner of the product editing and international brand representation company, DeMorais International, both located in the Washington DC Meropolitan area.
The brand’s Creative Director, Janet Morais, was born in New York, and raised between Europe and the US. Janet’s deep familiarity with the European culture and her multilingual command of four languages have uniquely positioned her at the center of the rapidly evolving international luxury brand market.
Noted for her impeccable taste, enticing personality and a strong love affair for life, Janet developed a strong following which gave her the confidence to create the ultimate expression of her character – KOKET.
The name KOKET comes from Janet’s nickname “Janette la coquette”, a name given to her for her playful ways. The brand is truly a personal reflection of who she is, what she believes in, where she has been, and where she will take the brand will be closely tied to her personal growth.
With her dramatic design aesthetic, perfectionism, dead on instinct of trends to come and what people want, Janet’s mission at KOKET is to inspire her designers to pursue their creativity to its maximum and to create highly desirable and empowering statement pieces.
KOKET is devotion to the seduction of the exquisite and to the provocation of love. Highly influenced by the decorative arts, fashion, flora and fauna, forms and decorative techniques from the glamorous eras reappear in the most sophisticated versions of contemporary trends. KOKET brings empowering style to a highly edited unique collection of furniture, passing on a sense of entitlement, exclusivity and prestige.