Kær is a womenswear and home décor collection designed by Marianne Møllmann based in Brooklyn, New York. Marianne works with urban nature photographs inspired from her mother, Anne Møllmann to design colorful prints that the brand is so recognizable for.
Born in Brædstrup, Denmark, the granddaughter of a seamstress, Marianne received her first sewing machine at age 7 from her mother. During childhood, when Marianne was sad, her mother suggested the simplest, most heartfelt, remedy: “Go outside and look at something beautiful.” Kær is guided by the belief that the nature and composition of your environment has a subtle, but abiding, impact on your emotional health.
Marianne creates joyful prints, interesting but functional silhouettes using a plethora of fabrics in her workshop overlooking Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Small amounts of Kær make all the difference. Add a colorful Kær jacket to complement a trusted dress or two Kær’s throw pillows to replace the current pair – a small tweak can change the mood of an outfit or room.
When Marianne isn't outside or busy with a sewing machine or sketch-pad, she heads up the research department at Physicians for Human Rights--which thankfully is based New York's garment district.