Stamford Smith Designs produces statement items that seek to merge the intricacies and beauty of nature, with contemporary structural design. Throughout Katie's collections, high quality materials are hand crafted, with each component being individually cut to create a distinctive effect. The contrasting materials create an appealing textural surface and design, which accentuates their materiality and highlights their unusual shapes. Understanding and challenging the properties of materials informs the designs in both an aesthetic and practical manner. Alongside this, the unique shapes encourage inspection and offer a distinctive view from every angle. Producing in this way ensures that each design is truly unique it its form. Katie's method of working is instinctive, ignited by observation, and driven by materials and the process of crafting.