Bettina Kratz, née Knorr chief executive officer

Interior designer

Curriculum Vitae

2016 Opening of the kplus konzept branch in Leipzig
2016 Appointment to the convent of the National Foundation for Building Culture
2005 Foundation of kplus konzept with Markus Kratz
2001 – 2005 Interior designer at Schwitzke & Partner, Düsseldorf
2000 Junior Interior Designer at Naomi Leff & Associates, New York City, NY, USA
1997 Employed at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York City, NY, USA
1996 – 1997 Fulbright scholarship for 2 semesters Interior Design at the Parsons School of Design, New York City, NY, USA and study of modern philosophy at the New School for Social Research , New York City, NY, USA
1991 – 1999 Studying interior architecture at the FH Düsseldorf
1989 – 1990 Study of American literature and the fine arts at Washtenaw Community College, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Markus Kratz chief executive officer

Photographer, communication designer

Curriculum Vitae

2016 german brand award 2017, minto shopping center, Mönchengladbach
2016 Opening of the kplus konzept branch in Leipzig
2005 Foundation of kplus konzept with  Bettina Kratz
2004 Foundation of "Momente Verlag"
1997 Education to NLP Trainer
1990 Extension of the studio to the field of communication
1989 Opening of own photo-studio in Düsseldorf
1986 – 1987 Assistance of Photographer Dieter Eickelpoth, Düsseldorf
1982 Concept for the redevelopment of the operating shaft mining building "Mine Queen" Elizabeth, to student housing and working and commercial spaces. Realization, chairman of the association "Mine Queen Elizabeth"
1980 – 1986 Study of communication design at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen

Awards and Nominations

2016 Nominated for "Store of the Year" Award 2017, Decathlon Connect, Stuttgart, München
2016 Award by Shopping Center Performance Report for the "minto" as Germany's most beautiful shopping center (interior design by kplus konzept together with Unibail-Rodamco)
2015   INsider Award 2015 (AIT/GKT) 2nd place for kplus konzept
2015  German Design Award Special 2016 "Discover New Spaces" kplus konzept exhibit stand, EuroShop 2014 | Dusseldorf, Germany
2015  Nomination German Design Award 2016 Store Concept "Bears & Friends" | Hagen, Germany
2015 Nomination German Design Award 2016 Mall Concept "Open Space", Köln Arcaden | Cologne, Germany
2015 Silver Award, 29th Annual Exhibit Design/EXHIBITOR Magazin, USA, "Discover New Spaces" kplus konzept exhibit stand, EuroShop 2014 | Dusseldorf, Germany
2014 Famab Bronze Award for "Discover New Spaces" kplus konzept exhibit stand, EuroShop 2014 | Dusseldorf, Germany
2014 German Interior Architecture Award 2014, Mall Concept "Open Space", Köln Arcaden | Cologne, Germany
2014 Nomination German Design Award 2014, Store Concept "Frau & Fräulein" | Dusseldorf, Germany
2012 Store of the Month, stores + shops (EHI), Store Concept "Frau & Fräulein | Dusseldorf, Germany

Our Team

Our team is the strong backbone of the office. We complement and support each other in the areas communications design and interior design, which allows us to take a more holistic view of the projects.

We are both serious and have fun when it comes to development, which includes further training measures as well as visits to exhibitions, talks and trade fairs.