At the beginning of 2012, Swiss born designer Nikki Kreis set up her studio Kreisdesign. Inspired by its vibrancy and energy as a cultural and creative hub, she chose to base her business in London, where she develops products and furniture, working directly with manufacturers and retailers.
Nikki is motivated by curiosity and a desire to create furniture, products and spaces that enhance people's lives because they work beautifully. She has been drawing and thinking in 3D since she was a child when she would make architectural models and do sketches of her dream house. Since graduating in interior architecture from EAAL School of Architecture, Nikki has lived and worked in London, Berlin, New York and Sydney.
The plywood home accessories are made of white faced birch plywood, they are precision cut in the UK using CNC techniques (computer numerical control); a manufacturing process which allows for a myriad of different forms. The exposed layers of the plywood become apparent when cut, contrasting with the white surface. These edges are finished with Danish oil, becoming a central design element in the collection, which evokes Mid-century aesthetics with a modern industrial feel.