Oikos is an Italian company that manufactures premium water-based, eco-friendly paint products. Designers and architects from all over the world love the products and the signature textures.
About Oikos Paints
Oikos – the Vision
We want to inspire with colour and matter, anticipating new needs with innovative solutions to improve lives. This is our challenge. We work to interpret and develop solutions and departures of the imagination close to people to transform for the better the material which welcomes them.
Oikos – the Culture
We strive every day to educate within a culture of responsibility because we believe in sustainable growth to build a destiny, a possible future for people and the planet. We want to be recognized as the center and reference point of our common destiny, an ecosystem of relationships between people, customers, colleagues and partners who believe in our values to create value and grow together.
Oikos – The HIstory
That of Oikos is a story of people, of solutions, of colour and matter, of continuous research and development. A history extending over 30 years, beginning in 1984 in Gatteo a Mare. At a time when few talked about “business ethics”, we made the reuse and recycling of matter our mission. Today we have more than 170 employees, they are present in 50 countries and are a benchmark for quality materials and colours.
Sustainability & Awareness
We believe that sustainability is always an opportunity for change, so we want to continue fostering the growth of this value, together with quality, artisan know-how and responsible and tailor-made culture. Because we believe that environmental friendliness is a priority with respect to people and the planet, we work every day to propose solutions based on the concept of recycling and recovery of materials, with a strong aesthetic impact and durable technological components.
Research & Development
We have always believed in innovation as a driver of change, and we are aware that research is intended to improve the lives of people and support the evolution of society. Laboratories, tests, partnerships and the entire internal and external research and development area are for us a fundamental activity. We believe that collaboration is crucial to co-thinking, co-design and co-producing solutions, hence we facilitate the creation of a purpose network made up of skills, professionalism, and people.
Our commitment towards sustainability, research, and quality has been recognized over the years with several international awards. Such as the Legambiente Green Economy Award (2011), the Companies for Innovation Andrea Pininfarina Award (2014), and the mention of honour of the Gran Design Etico International Award (again in 2014). Furthermore, in 2012 the 7 Oikos artistic Monographs were included in the prestigious ADI Design Index and in 2015 we received the 100 Eccellenze Italiane Prize.