Studio Rifa is a creative agency based in Berlin, specialising in Set Design, Art Direction and Production.

We offer a wide range of creative services, including still life and set designs for fashion, beauty, furniture and interior, concept creation, and photo and film production for editorials and campaigns. We can help to develop your idea from scratch to completion or support you with any stage of your project.

Studio Rifa shares an office space with Studio Chérie, a well-known rental studio in the city’s creative scene. It is a working environment with a unique, open, inventive, and friendly atmosphere. We are people who believe in new ideas, who enjoy life, and who show respect to nature.

Not by chance, we have been committed from the beginning to engaging with environmental issues by using electricity from Greenpeace Energy, biodegradable cleaning products with no harmful ingredients, and working with fair trade and local suppliers.

Who we are:

Kristine Alksne, Founder of Studio Rifa, Art Director and Set Designer
Kristine spent 10 years in Milan, where she established a career as a fine artist after graduation at Accademia di Brera. Her active involvement in contemporary art exhibitions resulted in shows in Europe and in the United States, including at the South London Gallery and at the San Francisco Art Institute. In Italy, she also worked together with architecture studios doing site-specific art. In 2010, she moved to Berlin and started to explore another field: set design and still life styling. Three years later, Kristine founded Studio Rifa. Since then, she has been working successfully for both editorial and advertising campaigns.

Renan Lelièvre, Founder and Director of Studio Chérie
Renan is the mastermind behind Studio Chérie. Mathematician and engineer, he opened the place in 2012 as a co-living and co-working experiment, inspired by the French Salons of the 18th Century. Nowadays, Chérie is a dynamic company that explores a positive, joyful and inspiring environment. His visionary approach to a sustainable lifestyle is the core value followed by Chérie and Rifa.

Clara Sokol, Studio Manager
Clara joined the team from the very beginning in 2013 bringing her expertise in photography to Studio Chérie. After studying Graphic Art in Lyon, she worked for several years in big studios in France, where she learned not only the details of the métier of being a photographer and camera assistant, but also the required discipline for business. She is the one taking care of your booking from request to wrap.

Maíra Goldschmidt, Producer and Account Manager
From radio news programmes to photo-shoots starring Matthew McConaughey, Alice Dellal or Lea T, Maíra has been working as a producer and fashion journalist since 2000 for the most important media vehicles in Brazil, including Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She defines herself as a journalist who produces and a producer who writes. In the pursuit of a new way to innovate and communicate in the creative field, a master’s degree in Sustainability in Fashion brought her in 2013 to Berlin, where she has lived since then.


Brands: Alexa Chung, Asics, Bikini Berlin, Clinique, Horizn Studios, Ivy & Oak, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, Lavera, Liebeskind, Mykita, N26 Bank, ODEEH, Ralph Lauren, Rosenthal Porzellan, Stange Design, The North Face, Viktor & Rolf, Zalando

Publications: A/SH Mag, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Glamour Mag, GRAZIA Mag (UK & Germany), I Love You Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Highsnobiety, L’Officiel Hommes, Œ Magazine, Schön, SZ Magazin


Hobrechtstrase 65/66
12047 Berlin
+49 (0)30 3395 44 31