Kate Noakes is a British designer and maker whose work combines finely tuned craftsmanship with aesthetic integrity. From her workshop in Suffolk she produces beautifully made one-off pieces, usually to commission, by veneering existing reconditioned furniture, using a process she developed inlaying sheet metal with gesso. This is a process that can be applied to any wood surface
At The London Design Fair 2016 Kate launched a new collection ‘Made Bespoke’ with a chest-on-stand drinks cabinet, the first of a series she has designed. This can be handmade to order and any of Kate’s designs can be applied to the surface. As with all of her furniture the colour of the gesso can be customised.
Since successfully launching her first collection of furniture ‘Made Modern Again’ at The London Design Fair 2012, Kate’s work has been much sought after by private buyers and interior designers. Her furniture is frequently featured in UK and European interiors magazines including Elle Decoration and Homes and Gardens.