Catherine Aitken Studio designs furniture and interior products. With a relationship to pattern, their functional design outcomes frequently leave space for arranging and rearranging.
A singular material does not define the practice – typically they work with wood, textile and ceramic, playing with combinations and imposing limitation during the development process. Inspired by the hands-on processes of textiles, the discipline in which Catherine trained, ideas are tested real-scale in an effort to reveal the innate qualities of the chosen material.
Transition, fluidity and movement have become important to their work returning time and again to the moments that exist between open and closed, producing products that quietly encourage interaction and establish a poetic relationship with their surrounding environment.
Recent exhibitions include Selected, Dovecot Gallery (2015), Make Yourself Comfortable Chatsworth House (2015), Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair (2015)
Catherine was recipient of the Cove Park Crafts Residency (2012), the Time To Design – new talent award (2012) and the Crafts Council Hothouse 3 programme (2013).