ABOUT ME

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Who is Georg Katern?

My name is Georg Katern. I was born in 1987 in Osnabrück and still live in this beautiful city in Lower Saxony in Germany. Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated byhandmade crafts and over the years have felt the need to get creative with old materials.

That’s why I decided to do a solid handcrafted apprenticeship as a chassis model-maker, after finishing school. Over the next 3.5 years I improved my skills and learnt how to work with diverse materials. Creating finished products from pieces of steel and wood become a key part of my life. To improve my skills further I decided to go to a technician school for mechanical engineering directly after I graduated from my apprenticeship. During this time I learnt, among other things, how to work with computer programs for industrial design, which I continue to use to develop and create new furniture ideas. As well as my passion for transforming old items into new furniture, my heart beats for traveling. Enjoying nature, exploring new cultures and countries all over the world are valuable sources of inspiration which continue to influence my furniture designs.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Best regards,

Your Georg Katern

PHILOSOPHY

Everything started with the furnishing of my own apartment. As most people probably do I began by going to my local furniture shops but unfortunately, all the furniture looked the same to me.  I also didn’t feel that these big companies focused on sustainability of their products which is really important to me when buying a piece of furniture. I therefore decided to develop my own furniture in line with my own values of recycling materials and counteracting our consumerist and throwaway society.  For me this doesn’t only mean making new products from old resources I also want to give people the opportunity to bring a piece of history into their home.

Since then, the charm of rustic elements has become a part of my home and the homes of my family and friends. Massive cast frames, historical medicine drawers or decades-old planks bring individuality and cosiness within any four walls. I also like to describe my furniture as a lifelong companion which brings pleasure into their owner’s life for generations to come.

It is also very important to me that my furniture is produced as ecologically as possible. Therefore, I only use harmless hard oils, and DIN53160 colours (resistant to sweat and saliva) to protect the furniture and so you can leave your little ones alone with my furniture without being worried.

SHOWROOM

The rough look gives my furniture industrial character and makes them individual pieces. I try to use old materials in order to preserve the old whilst creating something new. Old machine parts and materials give my furniture that extra touch, but they are always suitable for your daily life at home.

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