Kate Stokes of Coco Flip has won the first Temple & Webster/Inside Out Emerging Designer Award!
Last month we encouraged you to vote in this award here, and showcased the work of some of the hottest creations coming out of Australian design at the moment. Voting closed on Australia Day, and today Kate Stokes was announced as the winner for her “… consistent, refined aesthetic and her skill and craftsmanship in marrying different materials. Her design process, which examines historical references and re-interprets them for a contemporary audience, gives her products a wonderful resonance that sets them apart,” said Karen McCartney, editorial director of T&W on the blog today.
Overwhelmed with the accolade, Kate is currently aiming to exhibit at the London Design Festival this September so, if all goes to plan, she will utilise the prize money for the cost of exhibiting and getting herself and her work exposed in London. ‘I’m also in the midst of developing some new products such as furniture pieces, so it helps to have some more finance to prototype and experiment,’ she said on the T&W blog.