Design inspirations: Sabina Kober

Sabina Kober is one of the best Interior designers and stylists from Germany. She has studied Harp, church music and conductorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Now with a long professional career as Interior Designer, she finds her inspiration to create rooms in the harmony and aesthetics she finds in the music!

In 1986, she and her longtime partner interior designer Norbert E. Kern, founded the KERN-DESIGN, the studio for holistic interior design, in Frankfurt am Main.

Together they realized KERN space-Visions for the private and commercial sectors such as hotels, restaurants, shops, wellness and offices. Whether classic or avant-garde design culture, KERN DESIGN brings functionality with style and harmony in an overall concept.

Norbert E. Kern is an Interior Architect and Light design specialist with many years of experience! “During this time my work has been decorated with the much sought after Interior Innovation Award multiple times as well as various other prizes. The foundation of this success has on many occasion been my spacial conceptions on basis of the limbic system and my passion for light design. Currently I am inspired by the possibilities of combining traditional craftsmanship with modern interior design with the help of new, digital technologies such as Apps and Connected Home. Beside my personal interest in innovation concerning my field of work, I also stay up-to-date with advanced training of the AKH (The Hesse Chamber of Architects and Urban Planners) and the BDIA (The Association of German Architects) and exchange knowledge with my Colleges through these platforms.” Says Norbert about his own work.


Biography: the woman behind the mith

«According to Schopenhauer music and architecture are closely related, he said “Architecture is frozen music”. This is why my musical studies of the Harp, church music and my conductorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich are perhaps the best basis for my current profession as interior designer. In music harmony and aesthetics and the interplay of different elements are also essential. Today, many years after my studies, and with many more years of experience as designer, textile designer and co-founder of KERN-DESIGN I look forward to composing the best Interiors and giving them a soul of their own. I always try to find out exactly what our customers need by using empathy and then help them develop the idea a few steps further.»

Background & Realizations: best projects

Interior Architecture

Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ INNEN-ARCHITEKTUR

Interior Design

Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ EINRICHTUNG

Product Design

Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ Produkt design

Light Design

Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ Licht design

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Other Iconic Projects


Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ penthouse



Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design


Best interior designer Sabine Kober_Kern design _ Chronotage


2011 Nominee Red Dot Award
2013 Winner Interior Contract Award
2014 Nominee German Design Award
2014 Winner Finest Interior Award


Since 2014, the Frankfurter Communication Agency – KPRN network GmbH – is responsible for the PR account of KERN-DESIGN.

We are delighted to be able to accommodate KERN DESIGN in our customer base. With customers from the hotel industry and lifestyle, we offer the ideal contacts in hospitality, architecture and design area“said Hanna Kleber, owner of KPRN network, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary at that time.



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