We instigate delight through beautifully made objects, designed to simplify your life and help you feel good at home. Koeppel Design is a woman-owned and operated design studio, specializing in products to help organize, protect and display vinyl records and other analog media. In late 2023 we relocated to Seattle after 10+ years in San Francisco.
FOUNDER, KATE KOEPPEL
Hi, I’m Kate! I have a deep love of music and collecting records–particularly from the Seattle area music scene where I grew up. My collection includes a lot of Pop/Rock as well as 90s R&B, female vocalists, and the occasional Italian pop album.
I started Koeppel Design with a single wood product to solve my frustration within my record collection at home. I wanted to find albums easily with an approachable organization system I could share with friends and family–and I needed it to look good too! Since then, I take great pleasure in helping clients around the world find more joy and less frustration within their collections. I value craftsmanship, utility, and beauty in all areas of my life. I earned my master's in design from California College of Arts, where I honed my love of organization and systems and established my design philosophy– playfulness with purpose.
I combine my love of music and order to help people feel joy at home, with beautiful goods made thoughtfully and sustainably. I believe that every collection tells a story, and those stories and emotions should be celebrated. I live in Seattle with my husband, cats, and young daughter. Music is an essential component of the family traditions we’re creating at home!
Our work has been featured in the online and print pages of Cool Hunting, Domino, Glamour Magazine, House Beautiful, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, The Washington Post, Wired, and numerous other publications.
Our products are used within some of the most enviable public and private collections around the US and world. We've had the pleasure of working with a variety of brand partners including Ghostly, Urban Outfitters, Huckberry, Third Man Records, Vinyl Me Please and a selection of record labels, studios and record stores.