078 Katie Walker – Designing & Manufacturing Furniture in the UK

Katie Walker studied furniture at The Royal College of Art in the mid-90s and has had her own business making furniture in the UK ever since.

She has three sides to her business; iconic Katie Walker Furniture pieces which sell directly to the public; made-to-order pieces sold as one-offs; and collaborations with other businesses, such as Heal’s and John Lewis

Katie holds a Design Guild Mark, which is a mark of quality awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company to recognise design and innovation within the UK furniture industry.

In this interview Katie talks about the challenges faced as a designer in the British furniture industry, and how she has diversified the business to remain competitive over the last two decades. Shownotes including images of Katie Walker Furniture can be found at www.makeitbritish.co.uk/078 

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Katie Walker in the Make it British Directory 

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