Markus Kachel, born in Ingolstadt in 1972, is married and the father of two children. Following traineeships in the industry and at the Kunstflug design office, a course of studies in Paris and success at several competitions, he completed his diploma of industrial and product design at the State Academy of Art and Design working with Klaus Lehmann, Richard Sapper and Winfried Scheuer in 2000. He was then awarded a scholarship by the Mia Seeger Foundation and worked on a freelance basis at several design offices, including Industrial in Stuttgart.
He founded Kachel Industriedesign in 2003. The focus of his work is on the design and construction of playground equipment, consumer and industrial goods and toys as well as products for rehabilitation and medical technology.
“I find emptiness particularly inspiring”, says Kachel. “To me this is like the Neverending Story in which the rebirth of the world begins with a glowing seed in the hand of a young boy. Giving shape to an idea or a wish also means shouldering responsibility, evaluating needs and harmonising these with the fundamental idea. The greatest challenge however is to preserve its magic during the process.”
“It makes me happy when body and mind playfully unite during movement and when fantasy opens new doors.”Markus Kachel