Katie Stout is a New York based designer. Born in Portland, Maine, Stout grew up in New Jersey and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
She utilizes an assorted range of media and regularly unexpected techniques. Her body of work, described as “naïve pop”, includes seating, shelving, lighting, mirrors, carpets and curtains.
Katie lives in Brooklyn, NY where we photographed her in limited edition No. 01, No. 13 and No. 14 and sat down for a lightning Q&A session.
TIME AFTER TIME
Morning routine: I wish I had one!
Nighttime ritual: ditto
Drink of choice: Water
Favorite workout: Running
Current uniform: Oversized white shirts and semi-clean pants
FOR THE TIME BEING
Book you’re reading: Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin (I’m not sure I like it but I picked it for the cover)
Song or album on repeat: INOJ - Love You Down
Most-used app: iMessage
Favorite podcast: The C Word
Last movie you saw: Three Days of the Condor
Artist who inspires you at the moment: Dorothea Tanning
Self-care strategies: Sleep
Can’t-live-without-it beauty product: EltaMD Face Lotion
Place where you go to relax: Fort Greene Park
Off-duty activity or hobby: Anything outside!
Favorite charity that’s worth your time: ACLU
Guilty pleasure to (wonderfully) waste your time: Reddit or stalking friends from high school on Facebook
OF ALL TIME
Smartest advice ever received: Alice Lichtenstein once told me “Its ok to not know how to talk about your work”. I don’t know if it is the “of all time” advice but it was really freeing.
Most inspiring trip: Shroom trip at Lookbook Island
Best gift you ever got: My Nicola L. Impenetrable piece from Nina Johnson
Most memorable meal: Vegan meal made for me and Jeff by Clare de Boer from King Restaurant!
Three objects you think will stand the test of time: Hooks, fleeces, pencils
What’s your next project? : I have a solo show in 2021 with Venus Over Manhattan!
What are you looking forward to in 2021? Seeing people!
TIME WILL TELL
Ten years from now, you will: Have a full beard.
Invention or innovation you most want to see in the future: I want something that compresses all of our trash into diamonds.