Disrupting the furniture industry
We live in a subscription economy. And while most industries adapted to this new reality there is one that stood still. The furniture industry is completely out of date. It has barely seen any change in the past decades. Consumers have to buy furniture the same way they did during the pre-internet era. They drive to a big furniture retail facility in the outskirts of a city. Roam the huge retail space for hours and return with a cheap, short-lasting bookshelf that they will have to replace a few years down the road.
At Koj we are convinced that it is time for a change. Our mission is to offer a better, more sustainable and cheaper alternative to traditional furniture retail.
Carlo Badini is an entrepreneur at heart. During his early 20s, he founded the renowned Swiss Design Agency Cleverclip while studying at University. Without any external investments, he bootstrapped the company to 40+ people. Carlo received numerous awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial achievements. Forbes Magazines lists him on their 30 Under 30 list. He received the Global Student Entrepreneur Award and was nominated by EY for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Koj is his second venture. Carlo lives in Bern, Switzerland.
Anand Chowdhary is a creative technologist and entrepreneur. Previously, he founded Oswald Labs, an award-winning accessibility technology company. Anand was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, along with being in Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch Financial Times)’s list of most-innovative entrepreneurs and professionals in the Netherlands. Apart from building Koj, Anand is an avid open-source contributor, non-profit advisor, and consultant to startups. He splits his time between living in Enschede, the Netherlands, and New Delhi, India.
Join Koj and make a dent
You’re a high achiever? You want to make your mark? Then Koj is the right place for you. We are young, smart and driven and we need you! Join the crew and change how people live.