About

Merkled Studio is a design and manufacturing company based in Portland, Oregon. We create contemporary furniture, fixtures, and products for residential and commercial spaces.

We are a process driven studio that values simplicity, quality, handcraft, and materiality.
 
All of our products are crafted in the U.S. We fabricate and assemble all of our products in-house and work closely with a valued network of local vendors.

 

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Merkled Studio's work has been shown at galleries and retail stores around the world including the NY MOMA Design Store, ICFF, IDS, and NeoCon 

Select Clients Include:  ZGF Architects / UCLA / NIKE / Eileen Fisher / Stonehill & Taylor / One Workplace / The Fhitting Room / Hufft Projects / QUARTERS / Vida Design / NBBJ / Pod DC Hotel / BurnCycle

 


Merkled Studio is the company of designer / craftswomen Kari Merkl  

Kari has been designing and creating objects of function for the past 17 years. Her study of architecture eventually led her to the world of industrial design. This background in spatial aesthetics has informed her sense of conceptual design and hands on fabrication, allowing her to move freely between both worlds. Her work reflects her own appreciation for materials, mechanics and craft.

 

*Certified WBE (Women Business Enterprise) 
*Founder of LWD (League of Women Designers), Portland, OR / Chicago, IL

 

*Photo credit Ali Gradischer