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Designer of the Day: Katie Stout

The Brooklyn designer on work that makes you feel good naked, naïve pop, and her current show at R & Company.

The Brooklyn designer on work that makes you feel good naked, naïve pop, and her current show at R & Company.

Here, we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.

Age: 28

Occupation: Artist

Hometown: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Studio location: Brooklyn

Describe what you make: I make furniture. Ive been describing it as naive pop.

The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The “Girl” series Ive been working on, because they make you feel good naked.

The problem your work solves: When its not causing problems, I hope that it brings people joy. I also think it challenges traditional notions of beauty by being a bit ugly.

What you are working on now: I just completed a bunch of new work for my solo show at R & Company. Its called “Side Dish” and is on until October 26.

A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Im doing a show with Nina Johnson on December 4 in Miami.

What you absolutely have to have in your studio: I need to have plants that are at least half alive.

What you do when you’re not working: I like to go on little excursions out of the city.

Source of creative envy: Postman Cheval’s Le Palais Idéal.

The distraction you want to eliminate: Donald Trump.

Concrete or marble? Marble.

High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.

Remember or forget? Remember.

Dark or light? Light.

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