byKATO is an award-winning Danish design company dedicated to creating contemporary, highly usable products for everyday living. The company was established in 2010 by Karl Rüdiger Rossell and Tonny Glismand, with the byKATO name stemming from the two founders’ names. Their accolades include a Red Dot Award and Wallpaper Design Award.
Philosophy & Approach
ByKATO aims to bridge the gap between commercial industrial design and high-quality craftsmanship with a careful attention to even the tiniest detail and by using honest materials. Karl and Tonny share a passion for designing honest, practical products that are within reach for almost anyone.
The studio suggests, “What we are looking for is originality and authenticity – products with character and a history, which always stand for the kind of classic traditional craftsmanship that really takes heart and soul to achieve. Our mantra is to design products, which we ourselves would like to have. We always take the starting point in our own needs. In this way, it all comes from the heart and the necessary enthusiasm is always at present.”