CoucouManou's founder Nell Beale trained on an HND DESIGN course, specialising in Furniture Design and Cabinet making, during the early nineties.
Since leaving college in 1994, she designed and worked on commissions for private clients, architects and interior designers until 2009 when she moved to France.
Upon returning to the UK in 2011, Nell felt the time was right to work on her own collection.
CoucouManou was launched in 2012 at the London Design Festival, where the Boulder Display units were showcased.
The Loop Cabinet Collection followed and were shown at 2014's London Design Festival, at 100% Design.
The manufacturing process combines CNC routing alongside traditional cabinet making skills and the furniture is built using good quality sheet materials aswell as solid timbers. Everything is made in the CoucouManou workshop near Bath, England and all of the pieces are entirely finished by hand.
Intelligent use of colour can be seen throughout the collection and combining colour, black and timber has emerged as CoucouManou's signature style.
CoucouManou designs have featured in numerous national and international magazines, blogs and newspapers including Elle Decoration, The Guardian, The Times, Vogue, Icon, Grand Designs and many more.
Nell has been a selected maker on the Crafts Council of England's business development 'Injection Scheme' and has been selected to be part of 'Design Nation', a company that promotes British design internationally.
’Coucou’ is French for Hi and ’Manou’ is the nickname of Nell’s daughter Manon.
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