I, Katie Boccaccini Meadows make furniture and interior objects from mostly reclaimed, waste, and sustainable materials. Based somewhere between design, craft, and art, my work attempts to be functional (or partly functional) whilst expressing an exploration of the ‘interiors’ environment. Meant to subtly challenge the idea of home objects whilst still being digestible.
I studied at Bath School of Art and Design where I won the British Design Centre New Designer of the Year award for my degree show. I then worked for 10 years as a designer in the industry before branching out on my own.
My process utilizes reclaimed materials such as vintage furniture and textiles which I then rework into contemporary pieces, I try to not be too traditional with my methods and let the materials fall naturally into pieces that highlight their attributes.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON LATELY?
I’m currently working with sheepskin offcuts (a waste product from the fashion industry) so will see where that leads. I tend to work multi-disciplinary and find the most exciting things happen in the crossover between crafts so am constantly learning new techniques.
WHERE TO SHOP?
Shop at www.kateboccaccinimeadows.com
Photography with courtesy of Katie Boccaccini Meadows