SIMPLICITY AS A PHILOSOPHY,
METHODOLOGY AND AESTHETIC
PHILOSOPHY – I believe in treading lightly on the planet, striking that delicate balance between the joy we get from things and the joy we get of freedom from things. I believe simple spaces create a slower pace for the people who inhabit those spaces, a pace that leaves room for life to breathe.
METHODOLOGY – Less but better, paring down to the essence without losing the poetry. Being mindful with the economy of means, spending only what is needed in terms of money and resources. Balancing resourcefulness of reuse and self-build with investing in quality and craftsmanship.
AESTHETIC – I find beauty in natural minimalism. My work is informed and inspired by the homely warmth of Scandinavia, the calm of Japan, the rawness of Big Sur, and the laissez-faire of the south of France. All my favorite places on earth, and the vibe they have instilled in me.
STUDIO ENKEL is founded by Swedish interior architect and furniture designer Karin Wallenbeck.
Before founding STUDIO ENKEL Karin has worked as a furniture designer collaborating with brands such as Svenskt Tenn and Muuto before co-founding internationally acclaimed furniture company SNICKERIET with works represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. In 2013 Karin was awarded ‘Rising Star’ by Elle Decoration SE. Karin has also worked as an Interior Architect creating large scale commercial interior concepts within the fields of hospitality, restaurant, retail and office design at Swedish branding agency BAS. Karin teaches Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Konstfack University of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
CAN WE HELP?
Do you need help to build your brand or to create a space for the life you want to live? STUDIO ENKEL is an interior architecture and furniture design company that believe in simplicity and slow living. Studio Enkel works with both commercial and residential interiors, as well as concept and branding development. We take on projects within the fields of: