08. August 2020
Karin has a 26-year background in retail and interior design and was an ideal fit for KARE right from the start. “I’ve always been passionate about interior design, architecture and beautiful things; when I discovered what KARE had to offer, I knew that I wanted to be a part of their story here in SA,” says Karin, who first encountered the brand in Indonesia 7 years ago.
For her, KARE’s quirkiness, unexpected colour combinations and unashamed statement pieces made a devotee out of her.
KARE Design has established a firm foothold in Europe, Asia and the Americas since 1981, and Karin opened KARE’s first South African stand-alone store in Joburg’s Kramerville design district. The impressive 1000 square meter space on Appel Road carries the brand’s extensive range of furniture, lighting and accessories. KARE is a leading German furniture, lighting and décor brand and enjoys popularity across the globe catering to the diverse palates of their clients. Sharing the same passion for interiors with a distinctly bold flavour, the Kramerville showroom was openend almost 2 and a half years ago.
We asked Karin, how important is it for women to lift each other up and what does that mean to you?
“Very few of my achievements would have been possible without the unconditional support of the women in my life. Women “get” other women” says Karin – “the combination of determination and emotions to achieve a goal is something only a woman can understand and support!”
What does our women’s month slogan – inspiring women to chase their dreams mean for you in your personal life?
“For too long women have been told what they can/should/shouldn’t do. We’ve been put into “boxes”, based on outdated ideas and misconceptions. I was fortunate enough to be able to start my own businesses from a young age, and although it was hard and I sometimes wanted to give up, it taught me valuable lesson which I will forever be grateful for.”
What is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?
“You can do ANYTHING you want to do. With hard work and patience, anything is possible!”
We have put together a special dedicated mood-board of Karin’s favourite Kare products currently on display in the showroom.
Whisky Green Sofa Bed
Mirror Sunburst Tre Gold Ø87cm
Black Bamboo Cabinet
Monkey Beach Deco Object 30cm