Recreate is a cutting edge interior design range started by Katie Thompson in 2009.
Using pieces of discarded junk, Katie recreates a unique, recycled range of furniture, lighting and interior accessories, each piece infused with its own previous character but with a new function. By blending South African craftsmanship, with high end finishes and her own eclectic perfectionist flair, Katie creates an original end product with a new integrity that epitomizes the very best of South African design.
Katie’s style is always innovative and novel. Her trademark choice of colour, texture and finish give her designs an ever present element of surprise.
Katie has an honest, reliable and transparent nature and this is reflected in long established industry relationships with her clients and suppliers.
Graduating with a distinction from Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, Katie Thompson has seven years experience in the design, furniture and fabric industry in London and Cape Town.
The inspiration behind Recreate was Katie’s passion and flair for transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Katie never works within established stylistic boundaries. She creates an eclectic combination of styles, materials and finishes; this skill highlights her passion and her ability to find the intrinsic beauty and new, hidden purpose in the old, discarded items she chooses for her pieces.
A hoarder of all things useless, impractical, broken, colourful and shiny; Katie’s designs show tell tale signs of her Dadaist leanings.
By nature an extremely energetic, bubbly and creative individual, Katie’s energy filters through to her work and into her pieces and the lives of her clients.