Design studio kaschkasch was founded in 2011 by Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider. The duo works in furniture, lighting design and art direction for several national and international clients. Being a duo means that collaboration is a crucial aspect of kaschkasch’s work. Discussion is key. Kaschkasch approaches design as a helpful and practical component of life that conveys character and attitudes through the expressiveness of restraint. Basing themselves on this approach to design, kaschkasch wields a characteristic formal language that is inherently present in each design: it is a symbiosis of straightforwardness and beauty that toes the line between function and formal severity.
The results are modest, challenging, intelligent and logical. Kaschkasch questions prevailing norms and offers new answers to existing everyday demands. Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider share a background that combines hands-on and academic education: both are trained as cabinet makers, followed by studies in product design. This versatility informs everything kaschkasch does. The studio appreciates the hands-on insight, practice and technical understanding that contributes to their design method: traditional craftsmanship techniques and a mindset geared towards innovation, disruption and new technological solutions.