Knauf and Brown
Designer | Canada
Knauf and Brown is D Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown, based in Vancouver, Canada. Their studio was formed three years into a four year bachelor degree in industrial design. Knauf and Brown have an unnatural obsession with studying the spaces and objects that surround life. Both partners bring strong aesthetic experience from image-based practices, Calen coming from a graphic design background, and Conrad working in photography. They focus on the balance of practicality and beauty, and when to prioritize one over the other. For the duo, the relationship between function and form is complex and ever changing.
The pair’s Heavystock shelving, designed during their third year of school, was noticed by designer Kenyon Yeh, and is now manufactured by his brand, Esaila, after its debut at Maison et Objet in 2013. In 2017 they won the Rising Star Award of Stockholm Furniture Fair.