Kara Mann Design
New York City, Chicago
Kara Mann Design is an interiors firm offering a full-range of interior architecture and design services. Current projects include residential, hospitality, restaurant and commercial developments, including a high-profile hotel in New York City and private residential projects throughout the U.S., including Aspen, Chicago and New York.
Approach to Design
The firm takes a holistic approach to design. Architecture, geography and the client all play leading roles in design direction and must be considered in context to each other to achieve a delicate balance of design. "We use subtle tensions between disparate layers to help create the energy of a space by fusing modern with classic and sophistication with edge," says Mann. "We believe a well-curated space becomes a composition of objects, each influential on its own."
Kara's work is simple but luxurious, with a casual elegance that doesn’t feel too decorated.
Fashion plays a huge influence in Kara's work, and the constant flood of creativity keeps fresh ideas flowing through her interiors.
Year founded: 2005
Number of employees: 16
Services: Interior architecture and design