Conceptualized by Barcelona designer Eduard Monteagudo, Cocoon is born out of his vision to make design accessible to all.

While at design school, over a decade ago in Barcelona, Eduard witnessed that the world of design and interior design had a problem: it catered traditionally to the wealthy. In an effort to disrupt and evolve the conventional mold, Eduard began experimenting with creative approaches to transform spaces through collaboration. He first conceptualized this with Tinglado, his final thesis during his graduate work in design. His radical approach adopts a new way of thinking- one that focuses on building widespread access to design. His philosophy draws inspiration from disruptive big-picture thinkers like Jeremy Rifkin, Bjarke Ingels, Andres Jaque, and Olafurr Eliasson. The result is the creation of spaces which are physical manifestations of our rich cultural, social, and natural world.

Eduard first realized this intention with the business model for his incubator 988Manhattan. Eduard started 988Manhattan in 2014, bringing with him the industry knowledge he gained through his broad range of experience working with experimental designers to large corporate firms. 988 created a diverse community of creatives by offering a design space rentable by the hour, which made it accessible to people from all backgrounds. Today, Cocoon aims at expanding this model to multiple unique spaces across New York City.

Cocoon’s ethos embraces a collaborative approach that builds on the boundless creative power of people and communities. Cocoon is meant to be transformative and educational. It aims to empower an inclusive community with limitless potential.