11 Questions with Frederik Berner Kühl
Berner Kühl is a menswear brand founded in Copenhagen in 2019. Born out of a desire to educate the next generation of consumers on good product.
We have asked founder and designer, Frederik Berner Kühl, 11 questions about his work.
Welcome to RICH & HANC.
Tell us a little bit about your brand?
Berner Kühl is a brand started a couple of years ago, cause I simply wanted to create something better than what is available. A high end brand where you get exactly what you pay for. Quality, made in small family owned factories in either Italy or Portugal, inspired by my upbringing - an education in classic menswear infused with utilitarian elements coming from a background in skiing, running and cycling.
What is the happiest moment in your work experience?
When I sit on the floor in a factory in Italy discussing garment details, construction or make with my suppliers, trying to create the best we can.
Please list your 3 favourite materials?
Bio based nylon, cause it carries all of the characteristics from nylon, but created in a better way, without crude oil.
Wool because it's the most versatile natural fabric I know. From base layer to knitwear to outerwear.
Who inspires you?
Everyone making an effort, trying to create something meaningful to themselves and others. I often find inspiration in people who does something completely different from myself.
Who are your favourite designers at the moment?
There are so many good ones out there! I think 3Man Media is doing great. Winnie New York is making top product. Arnar Mar Jonsson is nice.Of the OG’s I love Dries, Lemaire, Jil Sander and the Helmut Lang of the nineties.
Please list your 3 favourite words?
What’s a crazy conspiracy you believe in?
I dont believe in conspiracies. It's too stressful.
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
A or B person?
A when I have to. And lately I feel like I had to A LOT.
Toilet paper, over or under?
Do you wear shoes in your house?