what does merkled do?
merkled studio specializes in designing for metal, wood, textiles, felt and leather.
merkled creates custom furniture, small-run products, interiors for residential and commercial spaces and offers consulting services regarding appropriate material usage, building and manufacturing process decisions. we aid in the design process and assist clients with their specific needs and have built a strong business reputation based on quality, aesthetic and trust.
merkled makes and guides design decisions that are good for quality, good for health, and are environmentally responsible. all merkled products are made entirely in portland and we work very closely with local vendors and companies.
who is merkled?
located in portland, oregon, merkled is the project and company of designer kari merkl.
kari merkl has been designing and creating objects of function and beauty in portland, oregon for the past 7 years and has 11 years experience in the design field. prior to her move to the northwest from colorado, kari received a bachelor’s degree in architecture, which eventually led her to the world of industrial design. her background in spatial esthetic 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 mechanics and craft.
merkled's work has been shown at galleries in portland and retail stores around the world including the ny moma design store, velocity art and design, midi design store and many others.
client list includes: zgf architects I nike/phit I relish design store I randy higgins I porteon I radishunderground I holocene I jessica helgerson interior
merkled is a certified wbe (women business enterprise) and esb (emerging small business) in oregon