Kare XL-Birthday Special: Wild About Design For 40 Years
In keeping with the motto “different strokes for different folks”, KARE really does allow anything that pleases when it comes to living. That has always been the philosophy and should remain so. The main thing is that every home becomes a place of happiness, whether eccentric, cheeky or simply cosy and unique. KARE doesn’t think in terms of dimensions and functions only, but in terms of lifestyles and dreams. And they have been doing so since 1981.
“For 40 years, we have been reinventing the sense of home for our fans and everyone who wants to live individually, cosmopolitan, diverse or colourful. We thank you for always being curious about us and bringing KARE closer to your followers.” – Peter Schönhofen, Jürgen Reiter, Founders and Owners KARE Design GmbH.
Products: Handmade with love
Inlays and Upcycling
Hurray for unique furniture with inlays, carvings and upcycling! Traditionally made furniture is like a friend that accompanies us through many situations in life and, thanks to its longevity, contributes to sustainable action. They tell the story of old traditions and, together with modern design, bring cultural treasures into today. At Kare you’ll find unique pieces like the Credenza sideboard with fronts in inlay technique with black graphic pattern. This combines the idea of upcycling materials like bone with artistic furniture craftsmanship.
The special 40th anniversary of KARE also calls for some new innovations. Brand new in the range for the anniversary: the exclusive Zebra sideboard with handcrafted doors, fittings and forged steel frame celebrates eccentricity.
Where else can you find something like that! Did you know that at KARE, design development and purchasing are in the hands of the bosses? All the products shown in this special have been developed personally in workshops together with craftsmen and designers. The lowboard from the Cesaro collection in light ash veneer with a topping of real ceramic was created in collaboration with architect Andreas Weber.
3-D Effects and Ilusion
Castles and manor houses in France were the inspiration for the Unikat furniture Illusion and Limara. Elaborate, graphic patterns and striking 3-D effects on the parquet floors once symbolised the wealth of the inhabitants. For Illusion, brushed brass was used with solid recycled wood. For Limara, carpenters put together leftover pieces of solid wood from the pine, acacia and mango tree to create contrasting mosaics. The beautiful pieces of wood thus do not become waste, but lend rooms extraordinary flair as small works of art.
Works of Art
The Saragossa board is a work of art with its fronts. First, the carpenters mill the pattern and the recesses for the inlays from green malachite stones. The finish subsequently consists of gold-coloured metal foil. This is worked onto the surface like a beautiful cover.
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