Katie Treggiden Q&A
You follow the design scene closely, picking up on the best new talent. What tips would you give to an aspiring designer looking to get noticed in the market?
Authenticity is key. I am inspired by designers who really believe in what they are doing and are able to articulate that clearly. When something comes from a genuine passion, that shines out through everything the designer does.
What do you look for in a designer?
I am looking for new talent and design that improves lives – in some way, large or small, from something simple like coat hangers that don't get tangled up in each other, to something more profound like Bas Timmer's Sheltersuit - a coat that doubles as a sleeping bag for the homeless.
What events are you most excited for during 2016?
For Issue 04, we're covering Maison & Objet in Paris, IMM Cologne, Milan Design Week and I'm hoping to go to DesignMarch in Iceland for the first time this year.
Why do you believe tools, such as eporta, are helpful to designers?
It's really hard to get started as a designer - anything that can connect you to an edited audience of genuine trade buyers has got to be a good thing.
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