How it all began: The love for design is in the family DNA

architare was founded in 2007 by Barbara Benz. The daughter of the successful furniture entrepreneur Rolf Benz has an inherited passion and love for furniture and furnishings in her genes. In an interview, Barbara Benz said "Born into a furniture family, I inherited design with my DNA, so to speak”. But before Barbara opened the first architare store in Nagold, she was drawn to other influential parts of the world. After studying business administration, the current managing director of architare Barbara Benz GmbH & Co. KG worked in various roles for international advertising agencies in Milan, New York and Stockholm.

Our mission: interior design with an international project management approach

Today, any Barbara Benz clients benefit from her international experience outlook and taste and for Barbara, one thing was clear from the very beginning, "I wanted interior design with an international project management approach”. "Our clients stay in leading hotels, are well-read, have an appreciation of good design as well as a good wine and know how apartments should be furnished."

Our philosophy: furnishing is empathizing with life contexts

That's why architare today not only offers high-end furniture from international premium brands such as Walter Knoll, B&B Italia and Vitra in its furniture stores, but also gives outstanding recognized customer service. At architare, advice doesn't just mean helping to find the right furniture and the right curtain. For us, it's about a holistic process based on comprehensive support in planning and furnishing on request, from the kitchen to the bedroom, the personal preferences and wishes of our customers are always at the forefront of our clients journey with us. architare is professional in empathizing with living contexts and developing living concepts in which people feel comfortable.


Barbara Benz opens the first architare store in Nagold.
Since then, architare has developed into a recognised premium furnishing store. This is also the opinion of the living magazine "Architektur & Wohnen", which votes architare among the "Top 200 Furnishing Stores" year after year


The architare family expanded with the opening of the "design möbel SALE! by architare", right next to the flagship store in Nagold.


architare took over the traditional furniture store Fleiner in Stuttgart and was able to further consolidate its name, synonymous for great interior design, high-end furniture and first-class customer service.


In February 2020, architare opened a new store in the exclusive Dorotheen Quartier in the centre of Stuttgart. The new shop offers an innovative concept of experiential furniture presentation and digital features. The latest projects by architare are shown on LED screens.

Interactive terminals and tablets allow furniture to be configured.



About us



Our team unites different professions: Consultants, architects and interior designers


We provide individual planning services extending to all-round customer support


We happily work in cooperation with your architect, property developer or tradesmen.


Whether in Singapore, on the Wannsee or on Mykonos, we look after your furnishing projects worldwide



Living: private houses and apartments

Office: office space and creating new working environments

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