Oikos is an Italian company founded in 1984 with the revolutionary aim of substituting traditional paints and coatings that were detrimental to health, with colour and texture containing no toxic or noxious substances and thus protecting human health and the environment. Through a process of research and continuous innovation, today Oikos is proud to  present itself as the first company in the world, to produce paints without formaldehyde, without toxic substances, guaranteeing healthy air within all interior spaces. A range of products that put human health first but also offer the opportunity to decorate and exalt wall surfaces. Defining itself as a “caring, industrial reality”, without forgoing the business aspect of its operations, Oikos has created a tight bond between industrial production and  craftsmanship, with total sustainability along the whole supply chain, from a bucket of product through to a decorative and even customised, proposal for wall surfaces.  An achievement that has been recognised and rewarded on a national and international level. In 2017 the company received the “Innovative company award” for its project, White, Il Bianco, an award that has been added to numerous other prizes that have been received over the years for the company's commitment to R&D. Among these, to cite the most important: Award for innovation “Andrea Pininfarina” (2014), Honourable mention in the Great Ethical Design International Award (2014), the 100% Italian excellence award (2015), The Adi Design Index (2015), The award within the category Innovative Product Design from SBID (The Society of British and International Design) in London (2016). Today Oikos, with 170 employees and numerous collaborations in over 50 countries worldwide, represents the benchmark within the industry for surfaces with excellence Made in Italy, all ensuring total well-being.

 

"We welcomed with enthusiasm the invitation to participate to 'The future of living and the planet of the future'," says Claudio Balestri, Oikos' President, "for two main reasons, the first is that, since 1984, Oikos is a company that cares about protecting the environment. Today climate change should make us think about the importance of creating synergies and choosing to do business in a different way that works on the relationships with businesses in different industries that have as their focus innovation and environmental sustainability in order to build a sustainable future. The second reason lies in the company's actual core, devoted to research and the continuous exploration of the future, a forge of inventions and anticipated solutions for highly technological, well-designed and quality interior spaces. This approach made us the first company in the world capable of creating paints without formaldehyde and toxic substances allowing us to live in healthy interior spaces."

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White, Oikos’ White, the eco-friendly paint that furnishes, is the result of decades of lab research to eliminate formaldehyde from paints: an innovative collection of 187 environmentally friendly and materic whites that decorate the house without health risks.