Located in Portland, Oregon, Merkled Studio is the company of designer / craftswomen Kari Merkl.
Kari has been designing and creating objects of function and beauty for the past 17 years. Kari's 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. Kari’s work reflects her own appreciation for materials, mechanics and craft.
Merkled Studio's work has been shown at galleries and retail stores around the world including the NY MOMA Design Store, ICFF and NeoCon
*Merkled is a certified WBE (Women Business Enterprise)
*Founder of LWD (League of Women Designers), Portland, OR / Chicago, IL