KARE WORLDWIDE PRESENTS

28. July 2016

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For our anniversary we bring the world to your home – today: Miami! Discover secret spots of the city and lifestyle trends – exclusively told by our partners.

KARE celebrates 100 shops worldwide!

With 100 shops worldwide, KARE celebrates bold, surprising and highly individual interior design. J¸rgen Reiter and Peter Schˆnhofen were students when they founded their first store in Munich in 1981. They realized that the world of interior needed more rock and roll! Today KARE is in more than 40 countries and stands for unique interior design ideas in an infinite variety of styles. Beyond boredom and always full of inspiration.

KARE-shop-miami-klausWelcome to Miami!

Did you know that the name of Miami comes from the Indian word Mayaimi? No wonder: It means “big water” and the city is actually located next to two rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean.

We begin our City Tour in the late morning with a refreshing beach walk parallel to the famous Ocean Drive. After our way past the most beautiful beach houses we reach Nikki Beach Club. Here we enjoy a nice Sunday brunch under palm trees listening to relaxed chillout beats. If you would like to eat here, don’t forget to make a reservation! reservations.miami@nikkibeach.com

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From here, it is just a short 10-minute walk to South Pointe Park – the most beautiful spot of South Beach. Here we meet the KARE Store Manager Klaus with his family: “I love going here with my kids to watch the ships. We always imagine where the huge ships might go next. Here is a great place to dream…”, he says while he watches the water. We agree – wholeheartedly!

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Our tour continues: Off to the Wynwood Art District! Fortunately Klaus gives us a ride – but also by taxi you can be there in less than 15 minutes. This neighborhood is an absolute cultural hotspot in Miami. Here you can find the perfect setting for exceptional photos. Street art, musicians playing in the streets and the stylish bars immediately pull us into their spell.

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Later, Klaus proudly shows us his KARE shop: “There is barely another store in Miami that has such extraordinary pieces of furniture as we do. Therefore, we have many regular customers: If you got infected once, you come back!”

Klausfavorite pieces? He doesn’t have to think twice! His sunny interpretation of the retro style is an absolute eye-catcher as we are entering the shop. “I love the organic, curved shapes of our Cocktail series! This iconic furniture style is not just a trend, it’s a way of life!”

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1. Mirror Sunflower Round | 2. Sofa Gamble | 3. Floor Lamp Saint | 4. Bar Chair Jazz | 5. Pendant Lamp Wire Diamond | 6. Bar Lodge | 7. Bar Table Jazz | 8. Coffee Table La Costa Triangle

His tips for the ultimate Miami look

– Clearly: palm trees! Why not get some exotic plants to bring the tropics to your home?
– Down with boredom. Go for statement pieces! An extraordinary lamp, a special table – such furniture form the core for an interesting look with character. It can be complemented with basic furniture such as small side tables and home accessories.
– Colors, colors, colors! The Cuban influence in Miami is not just a culinary enrichment. The city loves bright colors – whether gaudy or pastel. Those who would rather prefer to hold back in furniture, can bring the vibe with colorful wall paint and wallpaper in their apartment!

Klausë recommendations for Miami:

KARE-Miami-shopBar & Food: Juvia Miami – from the huge rooftop you have an incredible view over Miami – worth a while even at night when the city lights shine!

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach http://www.juviamiami.com/

Restaurant: For authentic Cuban food, visit the Versailles Restaurant! Inexpensive and a great location.

3555 Southwest 8th Street, Miami http://www.versaillesrestaurant.com/

Art: From 1st to 4th December, the famous Art Basel is in Miami Beach! If you are there at this time, the luxury art fair is a must!

https://www.artbasel.com/miami-beach

http://www.artmiamifair.com/

Visit the KARE store in Miami!

KARE Miami | 3200 North Miami Ave | Miami, FL 33127 | Phone Number : 786-717 5000 | info@kare-miami.com

 

KARE-100-shops-mallorca-openingBienvenido a Mallorca!

Letís start a perfect day at Mallorca and get surprised by the hidden treasures of the island.
For breakfast we will have typical delicacies: Coca de Patata, rolls made of potatoes, still warm and covered with powdered sugar. Dip it into hot chocolate! Or try Ensaimadas, sweet yeast pastries filled with pumpkin jam, with a cup of CafÈ con Leche. Donít miss!

Our island tour starts ñ of course ñ at our brand new KARE store at Santa Ponsa, just 15 minutes away from Mallorcaís capital Palma. At our store we provide all the ingredients to create the new Majorcan furnishing style. Furniture made of olive wood, colorful floor tiles, natural stone walls and upholstery in light colors characterize the roots of Mediterranean furnishing style. But today Majorcans love to mix traditional elements with modern living themes such as the Scandinavian look or industrial chic. Surprised?

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1. Candelabra Chain Wire Black Big |2. Deco Object Aviator |3. Wall Clock Old Town |4. Side Table Country Life |5. Chair with Armrests Forum |6. Picture Touched Mops Meeting | 7. Cuben Square Concrete

Mallorca is Europe’s most desirable destination for pleasure seekers and individualists, and the internationality of Mallorcaís audience is reflected by the interior design of romantic old town retreats and rural Fincas.

Here is our personal tour for you:

The other side of Palma: Visit Es Jonquet, the historic windmill district close to Santa Catalina. Discover cosy bars and nice restaurants or visit the farmersí market. Try ìTunel de Mallorcaî a herbal infusion which is a traditional digestif. Take a walk around the well-known cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and check out small boutiques for shopping. While strolling around you will be surprised by the art nouveau ornaments at some rows of houses.

If you like visiting markets, take a trip to Santanyi in the South or Sineu in the heartland of the island where the locals and farmers meet in a layed back atmosphere. You may find nice handicraft between stalls with vegetables, fruits and livestock.

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Are you more into picture-perfect beaches?
One of the most beautiful beaches of Europe is Es Trenc in the South of Mallorca. Six kilometers of natural, white sandy beaches, dunes and turquoise blue sea. Best time to visit the popular destination is the low season ñ itís worth the while. Close to Es Trenc the Majorcans harvest sea salt which is very popular among gourmets pure or flavoured with herbs ñand also a great souvenir.

As an alternative programme to the beach we recommend the UNESCO world heritage Tramuntana. The wild mountain range in the East of our island offers Mallorcaís highest mountain Puig Major with a gorgeous view, lonely valleys and cliffs falling away sharply to the sea. Visit the picturesque mountain villages of Orient and Alaro.

Rafaís furnishing tipps

Use white to your advantage. White is the perfect partner to whatever style you pick for your home. It has the power to enlighten your spaces and matches perfectly to different colors and patterns.

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1. – 3. Deco Object Cactus White Assorted |4. Table Invitation Round |5. Floor Lamp Calotta Chrome |6. Floor Lamp Five Fingers |7. Side Table Easy Living Clear |8. Chair High Fidelity White

Take a risk! There is always something inside you that wants to make a bold move, but normally you overthink it. There are plenty of furnishing options that will make it easy for you to take that risk and give your home a personality.

Fall in love with natural materials and let the warmth of nature take over your house. Wood is a must for every home. There is always some wooden furnishing piece that will fit perfectly with your style at home.

Our recommendations for clubbing, food and drinks at Palma

The Duke restaurant in Santa Catalina: Feel the laid back surfer vibe while enjoying exquisite food
Canlea restaurant in Calle San Jaume: If you like to try some new and amazing combinations, this is the place to visit

Clubbing: Thereís no other place to be as the famous Pacha

If you fancy some great cocktails, youíll have to go to Brassclub, no one creates better ones than the well-known barman Rafa MartÌn.

Visit the KARE Shop in Mallorca:

c/ ValËncia | 47. PolÌgono de Son Bugadelles | 07180 Calvi‡ (Spain) | phone: (+34) 616.003.852 | shop@kare-mallorca.es

 

 

100-shops-dubaiWelcome to my DUBAI

Coffee with camel milk, the shocking pink taxis “Girls only” run by women for women, falafels from food trucks, winding old town streets – Dubai can be different. The former fishing village has become a giant metropolis in the Persian Gulf. Usually we know it as a place of superlatives and as a holiday destination with sun guarantee. The oil provides the endless wealth of the Emirates. Luxury hotels, giant shopping malls, the Burj Kalifa (828 meters) as the highest skyscraper in the world, artificial islands that will even get artificial snow one day – these projects are featuring the image of the desert metropolis. In Dubai tradition and progress is no contradiction. For example, when it comes to the self-determination of women: The city counts around 4,000 self-employed female entrepreneurs and more and more women rely on vocational training and job before they assume a traditional role in the family.

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Nothing is impossible is the philosophy of our KARE partner in Dubai City. At now three locations in Dubai surprise the young, spoiled and international audience of the megacity with living ideas – far beyond mediocrity – in the Mall of the Emirates and Mirdiff Mall. The third spectacular, 700-square-foot KARE shop recently opened in the bustling Oud Metha district in the neighborhood of trendy restaurants, luxury apartment buildings and popular hotels.

“All over KARE” is Georges Meouchys credo. He is the always smartly dressed manager of the new KARE shop. “We in Dubai love interior design that follows an idea, which is then implemented consistently in each room.” Boring unit solutions are not what Georges means, because in Dubai the representative and exceptional character of the apartment or the house plays a larger role as in Europe.

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1. Cushion Yurt Light Pompoms |2. Side Table Troy Oval |3. Coffee Table Cleopatra Ornament Gold (2 / Set) |4. Stool Choco Candy |5. Pendant Lamp Gobi Pearls |6. Bed City Spirit 160×200 Linen Natural |7. Dresser Chalet |8. Lantern Gobi

“With KARE we can provide a wide variety of different living styles that are always harmoniously, but never boring. That’s what fascinates the people here. When counseling a customer in his new apartment, the couple wanted a modern concept that should include oriental accents in a new design. Our answer: One of the opulent City Spirit beds combined with the Dark Chalet dresser. With its mix of patterns and the metal-studded body, it is a reference to design forms and handicrafts of our Arab cultural space. ”

 

Our tips for your trip to Dubai

# 1 Arabian Tea House CafÈ
Authentic: The ideal place to chill out beyond the typical superlatives of the town is located on the edge of Bastakja district. A nicely decorated and quiet courtyard, tee and local specialties. The falafel is amazing. (Al Fahidi St – Dubai)

# 2 Zengo
For chic nightlife and as a part of Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, the Zengo is perfect to watch the truly colorful folk for the whole evening. Close to the marina – with bars, restaurants and lounges.
http://www.zengo-dubai.com

# 3 The Food Truck Dubai
Get some fruit smoothies and healthy snacks at the food truck: An alternative to the luxury lifestyle of Dubai City. Check the menu and locations on Facebook and schedule this special stop in your sightseeing tour.
https://www.facebook.com/TheFoodTruckDubai/

 

KARE Shops in Dubai:

KARE | Oud Metha Road (Dubai, UAE) | Tel: +971 4 609 7555 / +971 4 347 6882 | headoffice@kare-dubai.com

KARE at IDdesign showrooms | Mall of the Emirates | City Centre Mirdif | Deira (Al Ittihad Rd) | Al Wahda Mall | Dalma Mall

 

 

kare-100-shops-athensWelcome to my ATHENS

The cool, newly awakened and hip capital city Athens is presented by Alexander Galanis, a partner who runs two stores in the Aegean metropolis. This city is pulsating: Super chic cafes form an exciting contrast to the rustic cellar taverns – permeable clubs alternate with traditional coffeehouses. After the shimmering dayheat while visiting the ancient sites, the gentle breeze lures to the beach. Athens never sleeps, the creative scene is currently exploding and the proverbial hospitality of the Greeks opens everybody’s heart.

Alexander is one of the typical, bold entrepreneurs in Greece. With KARE he started in 2007 in Thessaloniki. His strengths show in unconventional situations: In the midst of the crisis, he opened his KARE Shop in Athens. According to our brand philosophy “joy of living” – a true sign of vitality and optimism. And the customers love it! Later this year, he opened his second shop in Athens – he was proved right with his idea. Alexander dieslikes nothing more than boredom. No wonder that his creed of living is: “Be experimental – that’s what brings life to the place! Dare to be different, get yourself a naughty piece for the living room – love life!” Just typically Alexander!

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1. Cushion Tessuto 35x50cm |2. Frame Fischschwarm 10x15cm |3. Barstool Santorini Light Blue |4. Hanging Lamp Shape Colore Dining 5er |5. Floor lamp Half Dome |6. Deko boat Rama |7. Dresser Criss Cross |8. Pitcher Cascade |9. Table Lamp Dog Wire Orange

Alexander’s advice for his city:

# 1 Climb Lycabettuss hill.

Higher than the Acropolis, perfect to enjoy the sunset over Athens. Escape from the tourist masses and walk by foot! Don’t forget drinks and olives for nibble!

# 2 The Speakeasy

Small, hidden bar in the style of the 30’s – ring the doorbell! (Lekka 12, Athens)

# 3 The Art Foundation

A hidden gem in the heart of Athens: Fair prices, good vibes, historic atmosphere and good cocktails. (Normanou 5, Athens)

# 4 Romantso Hub Space

At night there’s rock concerts, indie films, theater performances and exhibitions. During the day, the former printing factory from the 1960s is a think tank for start-ups. You can also stop by for a drink at the minimalist bar. (Amaxagora 3-5, Athens)

# 5 Last but not least: Feta cheese

As much as it gets, because it nowhere tastes as fresh and aromatic. Honestly!

KARE Shops in Athens:

Design Plus KARE Shop | Kifisias 7, Marousi, Athens | Phone: 210 6844417 | info@kare-design.gr
Design Plus KARE Shop | Leoforos Alimou 10, Alimos | Phone: 210 9810040 | info@kare-athens.gt

100-shops-lyonWelcome to my LYON

With half a million inhabitants, Lyon is the third largest city in France. Design professional Sandrine Pouquine takes us on a journey through her two stores, KARE Lyon PrÈfecture and Lyon Saint Priest and she kindly shows us her favorite look.

Everybody aims to create a comfortable atmosphere in their home, exuding personality and style. But what doesvour specialist Sandrine recommend for the optimum comfort level?

 

Als Studenten erˆffneten die zwei KARE Gr¸nder J¸rgen Reiter und Peter Schˆnhofen 1981 ihren ersten Laden in M¸nchen. Heute findet man KARE 100 mal auf der ganzen Welt. F¸r uns ein guter Grund zu feiern - und zwar jeden unserer Standorte: Wir stellen Ihnen KARE Shops auf der ganzen Welt vor, zeigen inspirierende Design Hotspots und haben so manchen Geheimtipp f¸r Sie! Heute: LYON (Frankreich)

1. Wall Decoration Love NEON Grid |2. Wall Decoration Office |3. Wall Clock Vintage Coloure |4. Sofa Franki |5. Dresser Rodeo Zig Zag |6. Chair Eastside Wood |7. Coffee table Radiation

The Coffee Table Radiation is a striking statement. Clean lines and an exciting mix of wood and metal give the table that certain something. Stylish decorative items such as the wall decoration Love NEON Grid give the look a fresh splash of color.

If you travel to Lyon don’t miss Sandrine’s shop: Her shop in downtown is built like an apartment – it will make you feel immediately at ease and you will find it intuitive to navigate. Priest, the shop on the outskirts, presents itself in spacious loft ambience.

After visiting these outstanding shops, we recommend a trip to the “Vieux Lyon”, the historic town of Lyon. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and enchants us with ornate buildings from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. Get lost in the traboules, the haunted corridors of Lyon, and enjoy the evening in one of the charming restaurants.

KARE Shops in Lyon:

KARE PrÈfecture | 24 Cours de la LibertÈ | 69003 Lyon | Tel. 04 72 16 95 43 | contact@lyonprefecture.fr

KARE Saint-Priest | 53 route de Grenoble | 69800 Saint-Priest | Tel : 04 78 67 15 73 | contact@kare-lyon.fr