Essey is the story not of the evolution of design but rather of an evolution in design.
In the world of nature shapes are defined by their function, it forms the very essence of our natural world. In the world of design, shapes often only bear slight resemblance to their function, if at all. How many times have we looked at something and wondered what it is, or what it is used for? The world of design is not always in harmony with the world of nature and it is this imbalance that needs to be corrected.
The belief of Essey founder John Brauer, that function should be representative of natural form, is at the very core of the company and is at the heart of its design philosophy - Symbolic Functionalism.
From 1.September, 2016, Essey will be fully operated and distributed worldwide by Klein&More, Hamburg, Germany.
Born in 1960 John Brauer travels all over the world - exploring, working, visiting and collecting in-depth impressions of different cultures as he seeks inspiration for his designs.
A graduate in Architecture from KEA School of Design and Technology in Copenhagen, John also holds an MBA in Innovation from the Danish Technological University. During his career he has worked with communication, product and graphic design for companies in Germany and Scandinavia.
His original style is expressed through deep involvement and a quest for new values. His first commercial consumer design was his Move table for Paustian in 1992.
Designer of Fly Fly -flyswatter (1989) Tarmo Likki is a finnish autodidact designer. Since 1979 Tarmo Likki has designed and manufactured leather products such like shoulder bags, rug sacks, foot wear. In 1989 designed and started the production of Fly Fly -flyswatter. In 2005 sold his company.