Based in London, Austrian designer Katharina Eisenköck creates finely crafted objects within the contemporary design culture. Before settling in the design world, she studied architecture at the Technical University of Vienna. A year later, she went on to complete her Bachelor in Arts Design and Environment at Central Saint Martins. That experience led her to become an interior and exhibition designer at Lomography, working all over the world. In 2011, she finally decided to set up her own studio.
Katharina’s practice involves furniture and product making with a sculptural simplicity and functionality influenced through the distinct use of materials. Eisenköck shows a great interest in the revival of ancient techniques and craft processes brought into a new context, as specifically shown in her work with leather. Her approach to design can be described as a practical research through material experimentation in order to create objects that are long lasting but also show character of uniqueness through the making.