Karina Kreth is an Argentinian Architect and founder of Estudio Karina Kreth, Krethaus, Triba and Arkheion.
Her work exists in the intersection of artisan exploration and industrial reproduction, and guarantees quality and security to those searching for a unique experience.
The design process is at the core of Karina Kreth’s work. Starting with a deep analysis of existent structures and an accurate visualization of the end goal, Kreth succeeds in creating cohesiveness amongst different periods and styles, generating something new that goes beyond it’s constitutive parts.
All three of Karina Kreth’s endeavors prioritize professional collaboration as the basis of the design process. Estudio Karina Kreth is made up of architects, industrial designers, carpenters, artists and researchers. All skill sets are valued and make traceable contributions towards the final designs. Experience and formal knowledge are the basis of the workshop method.
Estudio Karina Kreth is an architecture and design studio. Here Kreth investigates and explores the idea of building scenes from everyday life experience. Each design scene reveals historical and cultural approximations that speak to real issues of our time.
Krethaus, founded by Karina Kreth and Vanessa Kreth, is a concept brand that focuses on family. Krethaus specializes in furniture based on timeless and responsible design, leaving behind the limitations of age and gender. Krethaus is designed in Buenos Aires, manufactured in Europe and Argentina, and distributed globally.
Triba is an architecture and design platform for artists and designers that fuses art with everyday experiences. As a founding member, Kreth works with Triba to find, create, and organize spaces of aesthetic sensibility and beauty in a world of perpetual visual information.
Arkheion reinvents traditions relating creativity and modernity to a new way of inhabiting our time. Dedicated to collectible design, we bring together unique pieces, prototypes and limited editions of particular interest from the 20th and 21st centuries. Understanding design as the portrait of an era and its conversation between the arts, the pieces bring us closer to a tangible utopia of tomorrow that combines avant-garde and authenticity.
The studio is where all projects intertwine and boundaries are blurred.
BIO_Karina Kreth started her career as a film art director in the advertising world. While continuing to grow in this field she studied Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, graduating in 1995.
After 15 years as an art director, Kreth opened Estudio Karina Kreth in 2008 and focused her practice on architecture and design. The family-focused Krethaus brand was born in 2009 as an extension of the Studio’s universe.
Her extensive experience as an art director was soon brought back into the fold with the creation of Triba in 2016. As a continuation of her work in the cultural field, Kreth completed the Master’s program of ‘History and Culture of Architecture and the City’ at the University Torcuato Di Tella and is currently writing her thesis on theories of interior architectural practices.
Karina Kreth continues to work extensively in Argentina, Europe, and the United States, both with her Studio and in collaboration with key partners.