Olivari Designers

BERLIN, 1981

Kai Linke founded the Studio in Frankfurt in 2009.
His projects are part of numerous international publications, exhibitions and collections and have been awarded several times.
He studied Product Design at HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design and worked for Studio Makkink & Bey, Tobias Rehberger and Tomas Saraceno.
He was granted a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation in 2005-2009, the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2014-2016 and at Goethe Institute Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto/Japan 2018.
In 2019 he published the book “Kai Linke in Japan”.
In 2021 he designed and conceptualised the German pavilion “Spoon Archeology” at the London Design Biennale together with Peter Eckart.



Fold for Kaufmann

From 2015-2021 he taught design at the University of Arts in Kassel. Since 2022 he is teaching Advance Design at the BG BA Hanau. Studio Kai Linke works in the interdisciplinary fields of product & exhibition design, art direction, innovation consulting and architectural collaborations.

The work is based on an intense research and characterized by the fusion of tradition and renewal, a courageousness for experiment and a passion for materials and technologies.
Clique for Pulpo
Book Kai Linke in Japan
Kokeshi for Pulpo