KARL ZAHN is a freelance product and furniture designer in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His work examines contemporary materials and historical technologies in an attempt to create modern hybrids that are more applicable, beautiful and sustainable. While the product design portion of his work is driven by problem solving and necessity, the furniture side expresses his pared down simplicity and stark aesthetic as a blend of modernist hard lines and surfaces with a Danish sensitivity to materials and joinery. Each piece is designed to withstand the passing of trends and foster complex relationships that grow more endearing over time. BFA ID Rhode Island School of Design, 2003.