Katie Thompson is a master in turning old pieces of junk into really stylish furniture. She's an incredible inspiration...After i bought an apartment I became a furniture renovation fanatic. My friend graduated from Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw and she specializes in renovating art, so every now and then she gives me a few tips. Couple weeks ago she even organized little workshops in gilding for me, in the middle of her studio. Fascinating! I have to publish a couple of pics sometime. Anyways,
Using pieces of discarded junk, Katie recreates a unique, recycled range of furniture, lighting and interior accessories, each piece infused with its own previous character but with a new function. By blending South African craftsmanship, with high end finishes and her own eclectic perfectionist flair, Katie creates an original end product with a new integrity that epitomizes the very best of South African design.