Park Studio is a Los Angeles-based lighting and interior design studio founded in 2014 by husband and wife team, Jolene and Ben Kraus. Park Studio takes a hands-on approach to everything they create to ensure an elevated attention to detail.
Known for balancing vintage style with modern lines, every fixture is handcrafted and UL certified to ensure the highest levels of quality. Currently, their work can be found lighting up homes, retail spaces and offices around the world.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Park Studio was named for the little-known fact that nearly every town across America has a street named “Park.” As a child, Park Street was the name of the road Jolene traveled whenever she returned home. To pay further homage to their roots, every Park Studio product is named after a town in Iowa (where Jolene grew up) or in Northern California (where Ben was born).
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Jolene Kraus is a designer with more than ten years in the industry. Her work has appeared on HGTV's "House Hunters Renovation" and "Design Wars." She was recognized by Traditional Home magazine as a 2011 Tastemaker and curated a highly popular One Kings Lane tag sale. Prior to Park Studio, Jolene was the co-owner of the Southern California residential design firm, Domicile Interior Design, and began her career working at several top design firms including Gensler and Gettys. Jolene received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from Iowa State University. She is a LEED accredited professional, an NCIDQ certificate holder as well as a Certified Interior Designer.
Ben Kraus is a highly skilled craftsman who hails from a family of artists in the Bay Area. For many years, Ben channeled his creativity and attention for detail into producing popular reality television shows and orchestrating major advertising print campaigns. When the couple’s daughter was born, Ben was able to work full time at Park Studio and dedicate more time to the business and family. At Park Studio, Ben handles the development, design and production of Park Studio’s light fixtures, home accessories and unique hardware. Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film from the Brooks Institute of Photography.
Together, Jolene and Ben reside in the sunny and historic Oxford Square area of Los Angeles with their amazing daughter, Arden.