Creative ideas since 1974


Rico Design is a leading wholesaler of arts, hard crafts and textile handicrafts in Europe with approximately 150 employees at its offices in Brakel, Westfalen. Since its founding in 1974 by Franz Jacoby, the product range has continually been expanded with innovative, creative ideas from the in-house atelier.


Today almost everything needed for creative hobbies can be bought from Rico Design – from jewellery and craft materials to hand knitting yarns and embroidery. Rico Design maintains sales organizations in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Ireland and supplies specialist retailers all over the world.


The Rico Design headquarters, as well as the main warehouse, are located in Brakel in Westfalen – only 30 km from the university town of Paderborn.