ASK is a studio for design with a focus on products and exhibitions. From wardrobe hook to architecture, Steffen Kehrle creates products and objects of every scale in industrial, cultural and museum contexts. Known for an iconic use of forms, his objects and products are as evident as they are clear-cut while being carefully thought out and developed. Steffen Kehrle never copies what’s already been done – he rather plays with historic examples, every project being preceded by an extensive research. An intense exchange and close teamwork with every client during the process of development is substantial for the way ASK works.
STEFFEN KEHRLE was born 1976 in Bavaria near Ulm. He studied industrial design at University of applied Arts in Vienna under Paolo Piva, Borek Šípek, Ross Lovegrove and Hartmut Esslinger. During numerous internships at companies such as BMW, Busse Design and Frédéric Dedelley, he was able to intensify his sense of form and materiality. Later, he worked as a designer for Stefan Diez where he was responsible for several product developments. In 2009, he founded Atelier Steffen Kehrle and since then has been working with internationally renowned companies in the areas of product, exhibition and industrial design. From 2009 through 2014, Steffen Kehrle had a lectureship at Kunsthochschule Kassel, specifically teaching furniture design and exhibition architecture. In lectures and panel discussions, Kehrle is representing his point of view on design theory and developments in teaching design.