Owner / Designer / Craftswomen
Kari Merkl is the owner of Merkled Studio, a Portland based design studio focusing on creating
custom furniture, fixtures and small-run products for both residential and commercial spaces.
Kari has been designing and creating objects of function and beauty for the past 15 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. Kariʼs 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 and NeoCon