Armed with her qualifications in illustration and graphic design, Katie Ford was just one of the quite a few daring and clever creatives who channeled their power into new organization strategies through the pandemic.
She had by now ‘dabbled’ in building her very own wares – from leatherwork to sewing clothing – lengthy before she discovered herself gravitating in direction of furniture design and style.
‘I had imagined about turning my illustrations into rugs for a although, but it was honestly the Covid-19 lockdowns that created me absolutely obsessed with the glimpse and feel of a space,’ Katie describes.
‘Before then I almost never even expended that significantly time at residence, but then suddenly all I imagined about was how to make a space really feel additional exciting and aesthetically satisfying, presented we ended up living within 24/7.’
But the real mild-bulb instant arrived although she was relocating dwelling and searching for next-hand furnishings on the internet.
‘I actually started out to imagine about the items I wanted but could not uncover. For some cause higher high quality, unique rugs are seriously hard to arrive by! So then when I started to imagine about what we may want, it all variety of snowballed from there.’
Katie not too long ago introduced her new facet hustle, Objects By Kit, with her initial two rugs Verify Mate and The Wiggle. Both of those variations carry a delighted, playful pops of colour, which Katie hopes will brighten up people’s residences.
The rugs are produced from New Zealand wool and hand-tufted in Morocco by Katie’s suppliers – a loved ones-operate company that has been earning textiles for a few generations.
‘Their skill is apparent in the top quality of our rugs which are exceptionally plush, but a major cause for choosing them is they create our rugs on a built-to-order foundation, so we never have to over create and maintain stock,’ Katie notes.
Sustainability has been held front of brain when it will come to the output chain for Objects By Package, guaranteeing the rugs are created from premium components, and made to last.
‘They aren’t a development or meant to be changed in just a yr – they are intended to be a staple piece that lives with you for a very long time,’ Katie says.