How to live with Design Art: Karena Schuessler, Berlin

Posted By Gudy Herder / December 2, 2013 / 2 Comments

Freunde von Freunden features fascinating people all over the world. I can’t help reading their articles whenever there is a home published from Berlin. And if the owner comes from Hannover where I was born, I even have to share a post!


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Karena Schuessler has had a fascinating live so far. She studied Couture in Paris, was running a shop with own shoe designs in the same city, designed for several brands bags and shoes, moved then to Milan working as a shoe-designer, and quit her fashion career at the age of 40.


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Since she had always collected privately designer pieces, she was drawn by the idea of opening a gallery and wanted to move to Berlin after having lived 18 years abroad. Karena considers Berlin as the art-capital whereas Paris would be named as the fashion-capital.



Karena supports artists encouraging certain design and collections and always visits them before deciding to work with them whether they live in Europe or on the Asian market.

To read the full interview, please have a look here.



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  • December 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Gudy, I found your blog through byw course and I’m very happy to discover it. Great style and posts. I’ll be back here :))

    • Gudy
      December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Agi. Hope you have enjoyed the course a lot!

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