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Made Works: Kate Colin x V&A Dundee

The next installment of our series with V&A Dundee is a Make Works conversation with designer and maker Kate Colin. Kate works with paper to create homeware, lighting and installation from her home studio in Partick, Glasgow.

Kate - Credit Garry Maclennnan

Her designs are folded out of paper to create beautiful geometric, three-dimensional forms. We chatted with her about her process;

Kate's fascination started with her dad who was a mathematician. He would hang polyhedron models around the house and Kate wanted to have go herself.

Lampshade - Image Credit Garry Maclennan

The tools she uses are quite minimal: Kate uses rulers, scoring tools and sometimes a bone folder. Kate sources her paper from Britain where possible and being environmentally friendly is important to her.

Back in 2018 we were asked by V&A Dundee to create a series of videos to celebrate their collaborations with Scottish makers and designers for their gift shop. We wanted to really tell the story behind their inspiration and the work that they created. Over the course of a year we spent time with each designer to learn about how they work. For the project we teamed up with Paved With Gold, and photographer Garry Maclennan.

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