Designer Katie Stout (b. 1989, Portland, USA) describes her work as “naïve pop,” a caricaturization of furniture as it is traditionally understood and of the motifs of suburban domestic life. She utilizes a diverse range of media and often unexpected techniques. Her expansive body of work includes lighting, seating, shelving, mirrors, carpets and curtains.
Stout’s career boasts an impressive array of highlights including her fantastical “Bedroom Curio” exhibition presented by Cultured Magazine at Design Miami 2015, which was photographed by Juergen Teller for a Barney’s Rick Owens campaign; a furniture collaboration with Bjarne Melgraad for his installation at the 2014 Whitney Biennial; and being named the winner of the first season of HGTV’s series “Ellen’s Design Challenge” in 2015.
Stout grew up in New Jersey and holds a BFA from RISD. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.