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Karu Studio


Karu Studio

Discover Karu, where architectural expertise meets cultural fusion. Led by Mélanie Murata, Karu creates contemporary designs promoting wellbeing, rooted in diverse cultural influences.

Karu Studio

Explore Karu's architectural environments and custom furniture, merging global influences for contemporary designs that promote wellbeing, led by founder Mélanie Murata.

Karu, an acclaimed design studio, specializes in creating unique architectural environments, custom furniture, and objects, all centered around fostering a profound sense of wellbeing. Guided by the diverse cultural background and extensive expertise of its founder, Mélanie Murata, Karu translates timeless architectural forms into contemporary, harmonious experiences.

Karu Studio


Karu Studio

Rooted in Murata’s multicultural heritage, the name “Karu” comes from the Incan Quechua language, symbolizing the concept of traveling to distant lands. This sentiment not only reflects Murata’s personal heritage but also mirrors the trajectory of her illustrious career.

Karu is a fusion of South American spirit, American drive, Mediterranean fervor, and Asian precision. Mélanie Murata, born in Peru, raised in Naples, Florida, and trained in Italy, has traveled around the world, living in cities such as Milan, Los Angeles, Florence, and Tokyo. Drawing inspiration from this rich tapestry of experiences, Murata effortlessly incorporates different cultural influences into clear concepts, which she carefully brings to life with unwavering precision and high standards.

Design, craftsmanship, and materiality:
Three fundamental concepts become an expression of every Serafini product.

Serafini is a company that for more than 10 years has been choosing quality in all its expressions:

in sophisticated design, in the choice of natural marble and precious materials, and in innovative processing techniques.

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