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Created by Mark Kalen in his Austin, Texas workshop, these remarkable designs are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Sculptures are handcrafted of rich metals including the highest quality stainless steel, copper and brass.  Each piece is hand finished with intriguing surface treatments and patinas.

WELD PUNK is a branded MK style that incorporates rough welds, hardware and heat that finishes with an industrial aesthetic that pairs well with both modern and traditional spaces.

Stay tuned . . . we will be posting the finished décor VERY SOON!!

Founder, Linda Asaf is realizing a long awaited dream.  Design Lab is a concept store featuring a highly curated group of Texas’ best designers in a vintage-industrial boutique setting.  It is a place where the designers are celebrated and promoted in addition to their products.  The shop features jewelry, men’s/women’s/children’s apparel, leather goods/handbags, shoes, accessories and cosmetics – all by Texas designers who are at the top of their game.  We promise you’ll find things you’ve never seen before.. . including Mark Kalen’s latest creations!

Located in our wonderful Oasis overlooking beautiful Lake Travis.  Design Lab will have an emphasis on building community and creating a connection between customers and designers.

Austinites are enchanted with Creative Class Entrepreneurs and every one of their products has an interesting story behind them.  Combine all this with frequent music events, and you will truly enjoy an experience that’s special.

You need to check it out, really. See you there!