KaraKøje – The flamed stone pine bed

Brief description
A symbiosis of design, innovation and traditional wood craftsmanship. The KaraKøje, a unique stone pine bed, is created in the Klarenbrunn factory through the synergy of the Karak tile manufactory and the Køje joinery. Karak, known for handmade tiles with geometric ornaments, inspires Køje to transfer these patterns to the stone pine bed by laser, visually enhancing the Køje 03 made of pure stone pine wood. The completely metal-free bed is flamed in the finish.

Regional characteristics
Bludenz is the gateway to several valleys that can be described as tourist strongholds. Small businesses, industrially rather sparsely populated. Shopping centers on the periphery. Small town in the middle of the Alpine region. Link to the population data for the region.

Since 2019 on various levels

Recommendation 1: Courage – innovation before profitability – this comes naturally
Recommendation 2: Transparency between the cooperation partners

  • Partner in the cultural and creative sector: KARAK – Tiles
  • Subsector: Arts and crafts | Handmade tiles: Graphics meets an ancient firing method
  • Partner SME: Die Køje
  • Economic sector: Manufacturing | Woodworking
  • Innovation type: Product innovation
  • How the collaboration came about: Targeted contact
  • Added value for the collaborating partners: Presence (lobbying, etc.) | Innovation and development
  • Added value for the region: Enhancing the location’s appeal | Creation of a tourist/cultural attraction