Marc Kurlander is an award winning furniture designer for both residential and commercial projects. Since receiving his BFA in Industrial Design from Columbia College Chicago, Marc has been active in the fields of furniture, interior, and industrial design while contributing to the theory and philosophy that drive these vocations. For several years, Marc has partnered with numerous Chicago-based design studios working closely with partners and manufacturers to maintain project integrity as design concepts move through each stage to completion. Marc believes that the objects we choose to have in our lives tell a story and reveal our personal identities, how we live and who we are. Determining the aesthetic of objects around us, and what inspires us, helps in the strategic design decisions that enhance quality of life. The objects he designs strive to articulate function and intent through honest form and spatial awareness. You see this most strikingly in Link Outdoors FLUX collection where a thoroughly modern aesthetic is distinctly visible. Marc serves as Link Outdoors Director of Design and Product Development.
Doug Levine is a designer of interiors and furniture. He worked as Director of Design for Holly Hunt, Ltd. for most of the 90's, collaborating with Holly on the debut of the Studio Collection & Great Plains Textiles. Doug created his own design company, L Corp. in 1998. Doug designs furniture that diffuses the lines between traditional, contemporary and classic. For Doug, creation is a process that flows through historical references, digesting without mimicking. He distills only the most essential, or most mysterious, elements, discarding clutter in favor of a subtle state of grace. Doug's designs for Link Outdoor reveal a spot-on intuition for what is needed in a piece of furniture and the result is a deceptively simple sophistication, both elegant and modern.
In design circles, Doug and Gene Meyer need no introductions. Their designers are renowned for colorful manifestations of home products, interiors and fashion collections having cemented their reputations more than a decade ago. Both Meyer brothers attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. Gene studied Fashion Design while Doug opted for Fine Arts. Between them, they worked for numerous brands such as Holly Solomon, Donna Karan, Anne Klein and Geoffrey Beene. Gene went on to launch eponymous women's and men's collections for which he won two CFDA Awards, whereas Doug became a private dealer specializing in mid twentieth century furniture and also an acclaimed interior designer. Master colourists, each brother brings his singular perspective to each interior or product designed by the studio. Their designs are based on a shared logic of geometry that incorporates historical design references from the eighteenth century to modern times. The results are invariably mixed with graphic shapes, revealing their obsession for texture and color mixing. If the design structure that influences their work is clearly modernist, it is the confident and playful mastery of color that makes Doug and Gene Meyer’s designs for Link Outdoor coveted and admired.