The name “Mykita” is a derivative of “Kita,” the German abbreviation for “Kindertagesstätte.” The brand is based in the kindergartens of Berlin. Founded in 2004 by two of the creators of Ic! Berlin, another heavyweight of Berlin design, Mykita is inspired by the tradition of German design. More specifically, its founders were strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement.
The models, cut in ultra-thin metal without hinges or screws, explore industrial and functional design, often futuristic or retro. All their metal collections are designed and manufactured in Berlin in the Mykita Haus, completely locally. The brand also offers acetate models and—especially uniquely—3D printed models. With every collection, the Mykita signature shines through: a blend of trendy Berlin spirit, sophisticated technology and a good dose of creativity.
Creativity equals collaboration: the brand designs fashionable and eccentric small collections with avant-garde designers like Bernard Willhem, Romain Kremer and Margiela.
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