Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
Excerpt from an article by Becki J. Singer in About Face, Winter 2012.
Andee Hess is something of a wild child in the world of design. Modern, innovative and irreverent, Hess is intent on creating projects that make you stop and think. Her work teems with clean, linear spaces full of depth, mystery and an almost masculine energy. She is one of few designers who doesn't feed on the value of natural light in a space. In fact, she seems to almost prefer the shadows.
You're most likely to know Hess' tongue-in-cheek mod style by her work at the landmark Doug Fir Lounge on East Burnside, but her resume is packed with projects that speak to her signature style. Viewing the work in her portfolio feels more like a visit to a modern art gallery than an interior designer's studio—but something tells us that's exactly what she'd want to hear.