In 2013 Koeppel Design launched a new venture: a line of handcrafted products designed for audiophiles and music aficionados.
KOEPPEL DESIGN makes minimal products for the home, designed for audiophiles and music lovers. We make wood record dividers and other handcrafted products to organize, protect and display vinyl records, as well as other types of analog media.
The collection includes a line of typographic laser-engraved wood panels for organizing vinyl records (LPs), books, CDs and other media is the only high end, durable and handcrafted product line on the market for organizing and protecting media with style.
We know that a well-organized collection is more likely to be a well-used one. Listening to vinyl is a conscious break in the regular busy pattern of our lives- so we want to encourage you to slow down and enjoy the analog experience. As collectors, we know the pleasure of listening to music on vinyl is as much about the analog ritual as it is about the sound quality, art, and experience. Regardless of how you like to organize your media, we want to help you organize and display your collection, so you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying the music you love.
We believe in design that simplifies, value craftsmanship and practice responsible production methods. We work with California-based suppliers and small businesses to produce this collection. Koeppel Design products are designed and manufactured by a team of organization-obsessed craftswomen in San Francisco, CA. Our products are available for purchase online and in select retailers in the US and Europe.
Anyone who knows me well, knows I'm really into organizing things. This product line began as a personal project, when I decided make a set of alphabetical record dividers for my partner and I to organize our growing vinyl collection. I'd spent months searching for well-made record dividers that weren't plastic, flimsy or disposable. Turns out, the product I wanted didn't exist yet.
I made the first set of record dividers as a one-off. Fast forward several months, many sketches, splinters, trips to the lumberyard, prototypes, countless hours of sanding, and some harassing (but encouraging!) emails from audiophiles eager to get their hands on a set of their own. In the fall of 2013 I launched the first collection. Our products are now available online and in select retailers in the US and Europe. We've designed products for Ghostly International, collaborated with Vinyl Me, Please, sold our products at Urban Outfitters and exhibited at SXSW.
Design role: Art direction, Product design + Manufacturing, Packaging Design