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078 Katie Walker – Designing & Manufacturing Furniture in the UK

Katie Walker Furniture
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 with 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.
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