Amsterdam based designer Ivan Kasner (1979) graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 2005. He then started working as a freelance designer for Bas van Tol of interior design office Muller van Tol. In 2006, Ivan Kasner co-founded Officeoriginair a collaboration with German designer Uli Budde. Since 2011 his main focus has been on Ivan Kasner Studio, where he works with a small team of creatives for different international well-known brands within the world of product- and interior design.
Amongst his clients you will find Anno Benk, Ligne Roset, De Vorm, BK, Serax. Several projects by Ivan Kasner and Uli Budde are honoured with design awards like the Dutch Design Award, the GIO Award, the RED DOT Designaward and Design Plus Award and the If Award.
Ivan Kasner co-founded the Dutch design brand Anno Benk in 2015 where he is the creative director and leads the team responsible for product development and production.
Ivan Kasner believes that every generation deserves its own decor: products enabling people to feel at home in their own time.
People find it increasingly important to know where their products come from. They value quality and sustainability, which are important pillars for me as well. Aesthetics are essential, they are your first connection with a product, but the story behind a product also plays a role in the choice you make. Where does the product come from, who made it and where was it produced?
The interior design of a home or office says a lot about the person who spends his or her time there: it is a reflection of someones personality which becomes more and more visible through social platforms, says Ivan Kasner