Kær: Creative Team & Origin

The original kær that inspired us, on Samsø in Denmark. Photo credit: Marianne Møllmann, 2015

The original kær that inspired us, on Samsø in Denmark. Photo credit: Marianne Møllmann, 2015

Kær: Creative Team

Kær is run by creative duo Marianne Møllmann and Booker T. Sessoms, with inspiration and more-than-occasional photographic input from Marianne's mother, Anne Møllmann.

 

Marianne & Booker in Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY. Photo credit: Jermaine Clark, 2015.

Marianne & Booker in Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY. Photo credit: Jermaine Clark, 2015.

Design Process

Together, Marianne & Booker choose between their thousands of urban nature shots to create beautiful colorful prints that transcend the many divisions we live in big cities. Marianne designs simple, functional clothing, inspired by these prints, and designed in their home-based workshop overlooking Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. It is Booker who ultimately makes the products spring to life in photography that captures everything Kær stands for, specifically, in short: joy.

Sourcing

Most of Kær's fabrics are printed in North Carolina, though some are sourced from companies based in California and New Jersey. Our t-shirts are printed in Ohio, our scarves in Montreal, Canada. Our tags are woven in Florida. 

 

 

 

 

Flowers for sale in Copenhagen, Denmark, near Marianne's home. Photo credit: Booker T. Sessoms, 2016.

Flowers for sale in Copenhagen, Denmark, near Marianne's home. Photo credit: Booker T. Sessoms, 2016.

Kær: Origin

Often during her childhood, when Kær’s lead designer and founder Marianne Møllmann was sad, her mother suggested the simplest, most heartfelt, remedy: 

Go outside and look at something beautiful.”

The natural world belongs to all of us, and its restorative properties are not in short supply. Kær is guided by the belief that the nature and composition of your environment has a subtle, but abiding, impact on your emotional health.

A small tweak—two of Kær’s throw pillows to replace the current pair, a colorful Kær jacket to complement a trusted dress—can change the mood of a room or outfit. Small amounts of Kær make all the difference.