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KRAY Studio by Rita Kettaneh

Hometown: Beirut

Based in: Beirut

KRAY Studio is a design studio that seeks to make the experience of owning furniture more meaningful and beautiful. The vision is for the home to become a space of discovery and restored vitality. Introducing a new kind of luxury, socially aware and spacially smart concepts are offered in a fresh and contemporary style. Designed by Rita Kettaneh, the furniture pieces are produced by collaborating with local fabricators and craftsmen to preserve the authenticity of the craft and the delicateness of the human touch.

Rita Kettaneh designs furniture that is unique, playful and meaningful, where pieces evoke an emotion within their users and tell a story that is personal to each one of them. With a background that spans entrepreneurship, marketing, engineering and design, she brings in a multitude of perspectives into her products. Rita won multiple A' Design Awards for her designs and has participated in exhibitions in Como, Beirut, Dubai, and Berlin.

 



KRAY Studio by Rita Kettaneh In The Studio

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More About KRAY Studio by Rita Kettaneh

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Imaginative attuned playful

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

I enjoy working with my hands to develop a concept.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Never underestimate the design process. I have found it to be at the core of my work. An idea might spring from intuition and yet developing it and giving it the full shape requires a process of iterations that allows the design to mature.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I believe nature is the great inspirer, from the colors it offers to the patterns and varieties. It provides a state of mind that channels creativity. Besides, I also enjoy diving into design books and magazines to explore trends or appreciate the classics once more.


Credentials

Awards

A' Design Award

2020

Bronze A' Design Award

2018

Exhibitions

Downtown Design

United Arab Emirates, 2018

State of Design for Berlin Design Week

Germany, 2018

Independent Beirut for Beirut Design Week

Lebanon, 2018

Museum of Outstanding Design

Italy, 2018

Press

Elle Decor

2019

Elle Decoration Edition Liban

2019

Design Middle East

2018