The Contour Key Ring is a shaped brass keyring that closes and opens neatly with a screw clasp. Our extra-large version can function as an oversized key chain and is large enough to hold other miscellaneous items. Hang it on a wall, wear it around your wrist, or clip it to your belt.
keys for a house guest
on a hook by the front door
make yourself at home
hoop and bell
Karl Zahn is a freelance product and furniture designer in Greenpoint Brooklyn. His work examines contemporary materials and historical technologies in an attempt to create modern hybrids that are more applicable, beautiful and sustainable. His designs express a pared-down simplicity and stark aesthetic as a blend of modernist hard lines and surfaces with a Danish sensitivity to materials and joinery. Each piece is designed to withstand the passing of trends and foster complex relationships that grow more endearing over time. Born and raised in rural Vermont, his work with wood and natural materials is an extension of the teachings from his home and time spent playing in forests and woodshops. After earning a degree in product design from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003), he traveled to San Francisco where he immersed himself in the creative and complicated metalworking culture that thrives there. In 2007, he moved to New York to begin working on his own. He has since had the opportunity to work with such established companies as Artecnica, Areaware, Teroforma, Lindsey Adelman Studio and Roll & Hill, as well as continuing collaborations with up and coming designers.
DESIGN STORY | CONTOUR KEY RING
"A coworker and friend of mine approached me one evening with a broken keychain. She had been using a large janitors keyring for a very long time and the threaded fitting finally just gave up. Knowing that I can fix things she was curious if I could help her put the janitors ring back together again. I remember holding it in my hands and saying, 'Well, I can’t fix this one. But I can make you a new one. A better one. Is that ok?'" Read more on the Areaware Blog...