Katja Horst was born in 1967 in Munster/Westphalia and studied product design at the University for Design in Munster. Since 1992 she has been responsible for product design at Reisenthel Accessories.
Besides creating the product range, Horst is also responsible for much of Reisenthel's distinctive graphic and packaging design. The funky Carrybag is one her more recent projects. Manufactured from hardwearing polyester with a sturdy lightweight aluminium frame, the collapsible shopping basket is a multipurpose and multicolour design that negates the need for the unnecessary use of carrier bags.
Katja Horst's thoughtful designs frequently combine non-traditional materials with a strong focus on environmental friendliness. Her products have been awarded several design prizes, among them Design Plus and the Red Dot.