Frei & Kepenek

architecture & design | Zürich

Frei & Kepenek
architecture & design
Talwiesenstrasse 17, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone +41 43 333 00 12


Architects, Interior architects, Exhibition scenographers, Product designers
Frei & Kepenek
Photographer: Frei & Kepenek
Frei & Kepenek


Studiokepenic is dedicated to creating fine furniture with a contemporary attitude, but with an eye to the past. Our aim is to give a new meaning to objects, textures, and crafts seemingly forgotten.
Our starting point is the obsolete, which we redevelop, giving new identity and function to it: design is continuation.

Studiokepenic was founded by Mia Kepenek and Nicholas Frei and is the furniture brand of their architecture and interior design company Frei &Kepenek.

After studying architecture and interior design in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Zurich and various employments in the trade, they decided to go for it in 2012.

Nicholas Frei studied Architecture at ETH Zurich, after that he was a project manager for various architectural and exhibition projects.

Mia Kepenek is supervising tutor department interior design at University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne and since 2012 chairwoman of German-speaking Association of Swiss Interior Desigers VSI.ASAI.

Studiokepenic is based in Zurich.


Honorable mention for HEXAGON
Garden Unique Contest, international garden trade fair, Cologne, Germany.

APOTHECA Lighting Objects winner of the Inner Design‘s Eco-Creative Contest.


Salone del Mobile, Brera, Milan, Italy
Apotheca lightings presented for Poliform/ Poliform Varenna
Winner of Inner Design`s Contest Eco-Creative.

Blickfang Basel, Internationale Designmesse, Switzerland
Exhibition together with Refurnished.

IMM Cologne D3 Design Talents, Internationale Möbelmesse, Germany
Exhibition design for Plug&Play table.

Products on sale