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Cokau Lab

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Cokau Lab is the award-winning creative studio of directors Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann. The duo is behind highly innovative video content for luxury, beauty, automotive, food, art, and culture. Their campaign draw on a continuous exploration of artistic and aesthetic limits through experimental films. Cokau’s remarkable versatility is reflected in a client list as diverse as Land Rover, Lancôme, TAG Heuer, McDonald’s, Pernod Ricard, Shu Uemura, Bentley, Guerlain, Audemars Piguet, and Yves Saint Laurent—to name a few. The campaigns are united by a forward-thinking, transdisciplinary creative approach rooted in the directors’ complementary expertise. Coquerel comes from a background in editing, while Kauffmann was a motion designer before the two teamed up as directors over a decade ago. Their work is characterized by a blend of intricate visuals and an unrelenting, sensuous energy, always drawing from a toolset of both practical special effects and CGI. The duo’s fervent dedication to cutting-edge technology, which they explore in their campaigns as well as in experimental films, informs Cokau's unique and ever-evolving visual worlds.