Karen is a multi-disciplined designer with over 25 years experience. She has worked across all areas of design, from furniture, product, accessories to interior design. She loves working with many different types of materials from wood, leather, fabrics, china and glass. Where manufacturing allows she often likes to mix media.
She has enjoyed a long career with Mulberry and Highgrove as well as designing for private clients and hotels around the world. Throughout all her design work her emphasis is always on quality and attention to detail.
Over the years Karen has also undertaken a wide variety of interior project management roles from complete house and hotel refurbishments to shop refits and exhibition stands. More recently she has undertaken various space planning projects with both individuals and businesses to make spaces more ergonomic and better for mental health.
Karen loves to experiment and has always been interested in re-purposing elements be it pieces of architectural heritage built into a new building or made into furniture, often working alongside amazing crafts people. Conversely she also loves new emerging materials and technologies and how the old and new can come together in contemporary design.
Having always been a maker Karen also designs and makes her own products. From hand stitched bags using traditional techniques through to dying and printing accessories or making items out of re-cycled goods. Passionate about traditional crafts she likes to show how traditional techniques can still be relevant in the modern world. She is also now starting to use her extensive making skills to help repair existing products rather than always producing new.
Being interested in sustainable and recycled materials she is always up for collaborations with like minded people or companies to design beautiful products or repair and re-purpose existing items.