Katie Walker


Katie Walker is a graduate of London's Royal College of Art where she developed her approach of combining fine art and sculpture with practical furniture design, the results of which have now become highly collectable. Assisted by the Crafts Council and some
significant commissions from a corporate client, she established Katie Walker Furniture in 1994. Today, Katie creates pieces for domestic, corporate and public settings. The latest
addition to her collection is the iconic Ribbon Rocking Chair which won the 2006 Wood A wards, the inaugural Wesley Barrell Craft A ward and the 2007 Grand Designs A wards. Her work has been covered in a number of publication s including the “International Design
Yearbook 1998” edited by Richard Sapper , “A Celebration of Excellence” by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, “Bespoke” by Betty Norbory and “One Tree” by Garry Olson and Peter Toaig.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of Design Nation and a member of Contemporary Applied Arts. She holds five Guild marks from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. Katie is married and has two daughters. She lives in West Sussex.

Born 1969, UK

Education 
1991-93
 MA in Furniture Design, Royal College of Art
1988-91  BA Hons Furniture & Related product design, Ravensbourne
1987-88  Foundation course in Art and Design at Kingston University

Awards
2007  Grand Designs Awards: Best Furniture award Product of the Year award
2006  Wood Awards: Furniture award, Innovation award
Wesley-Barrell Craft Award
1998/1999/2003/2005/2006 Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, Guild Mark

Recent exhibitions
2009
  Focus exhibiton, Contemporary Applied Arts
2007  ‘Hue Line & Form’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2006  Origin, London
Collect, V&A, London
2004  ‘New Member Focus’, Contemporary Applied Arts
2002  Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2001/05  A Celebration of Craftsmanship, Cheltenham
2001-02  ‘onetree’: The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Cheshire; Bristol City Art Gallery; the Geffrye Museum, London
1998  'Katie Walker Furniture' Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Commissions
2004-2008
  Reception desk, retail display; Farnham Crafts Study Centre
2000, 2002  Public seating, Allied London Properties Ltd. The Swan shopping Centre, Leatherhead and St. Christopher’s Place, St. Albans
2002  Seating; Hove Museum & Art Gallery
2002  Altar, lectern, candlesticks; St. Nicholas’ church, Arundel

Public Collections
South East Arts & Crafts collection, Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Diane and Marc Grainer collection, Washington DC

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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