"I love creating functional art from discarded non functional junk"
Interior designer Katie Thompson began Recreate last year – a redecorating and renovating design label that transforms discarded junk in to unique and useful interior design pieces. Here are some of her more recent items…
In her latest collection she has made the suitcase chair, milk pail ottomans, tea cup and saucer lamp and coffee table tub. All these are really special statements and yet so functional and practical.
Katie blends South African craftsmanship with high end finishes and makes use of her own eclectic and perfectionist flair for design. Her original pieces are created with honesty and integrity and are always full of surprises.
Recreate’s philosophy is to continuously strive for the unconventional in every project. While her pieces may be unusual, they are timeless.
Graduating with a distinction from Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, Katie has seven years experience in the design, furniture and fabric industry in London and Cape Town behind her name.
The inspiration behind Recreate was Katie’s passion for transforming the ordinary in to the extraordinary.
Katie never works within established stylistic boundaries. She creates an eclectic combination of styles, materials and finishes; this skill highlights her passion and her ability to find the intrinsic beauty and new, hidden purpose in the old, discarded items she chooses for her pieces.
She admits to being a hoarder of all things useless, impractical, broken, colourful and shiny. Many of us would cast away such things but her creative mind resurrects such items and gives them a new lease on life.
By nature an extremely energetic, bubbly and creative individual, Katie’s energy filters through to her work and into her pieces and the lives of her clients.
Recreate is a beautiful, modern and contemporary design line with plenty of possibilities.