Argentinean based designers Krethaus have just the right proportions to their baby and kid collections. The legs on the cribs and changing tables are substantial but styled, the angles of their desks and shelves are delicately balanced but sturdy for wriggling little bodies… And no wonder, as the designers are two mothers with an eye for detail. Bree at the studio had a chance to ask them about how their inspiration…
What was the inspiration behind Krethaus?
KRETHAUS began with the desire that we always had of doing something together and combining this with our love of design. The arrival of the Karina´s second child was the perfect catalyst.
The space of our children is a place that inspires feelings of comfort, safe and secure fun , a place that helps us to relax, to grow and to prepare to explore and enjoy everything that will come along.
“Balance, beauty and practicality”
A carefully done aesthetic- while solid and functional- is a subtle and delicate sophistication almost goes unnoticed.
Who are your architectural/designer inspirations?
Henry Glass designers, Lucienne Day, Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti are among those who inspire us in this simple search for livable and pleasant spaces. This mission not only [applies to] children’s furniture obviously but also textiles, accessories etc.
What method and techniques helped you to start your own company?
The start-up of a business is always really complicated. It is where one starts with nothing except a lot of ideas but the slate is blank to create something new.
Our relationship makes a lot of steps easier and we were able to avoid any obstacles with some outside help. From the beginning we worked with a business consultant that made our journey much easier.
What’s next for Krethaus?
KRETHAUS currently is working on a line of carpets for his collection inspired by graphic designers from the mid-century period. The mid-century is one of those eras that embodied each design as a centerpiece of simplicity and style with an unpretentious attitude which is what we, as a company, strive for