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Kerri Hollingsworth is the director of an.ti.quate, an Australian brand that creates quality upholstery designs with an environmentally conscious mind. We first became aware of her extraordinary upholstery work and business ethos when selecting exhibitors for our Trend Tours at the Australian International Furniture Fair last year. Her stand was a favourite stop on the tour and visitors loved hearing about her journey. an.ti.quate went on to win the ‘Best Small Stand’ award at the show. Kerri also presented fascinating talks about how she strives to have a zero waste business as part of our ‘She Says…’ seminar series feature on the Trend Hub at the show. Sustainability, the re-use of waste materials and recycling all play key roles in her creative process. The business was born from a love of upholstery and interior design, but it’s how the an.ti.quate story unfolds that makes it so inspirational. And we’re delighted Kerri has agreed to share her story with us in this guest post…
In 2018 we introduced a new feature to the Scarlet Opus Trend Hub at the Decor+Design exhibition in Melbourne; our ‘She Says …’ seminar series. Women make up a big majority of the visitors and we thought it might be inspiring, well received and certainly interesting, if there was a programme of talks by-women-for-women. Of course, men were welcome to join us for any of the seminars (and some did), but the speakers were all female. And what a success it was!
In searching for women to speak, content, experience, passion and purpose were our primary criteria. We found many great speakers, you can read about them here. But, one speaker in particular inspired me to think about design, buildings and some specific everyday features in an entirely different way.
Do you have a product development, or redesign to complete early in January? Or an interior design scheme to begin? Maybe a workplace project to consider?
The mornings have turned frosty here in Yorkshire now and the balmy days of 2018’s hot, hot summer feel a long, long time ago. But I was prompted to think back to the summer months recently when I was asked to write an article for the December issue of Housewares Magazine detailing our team’s activities over the last 6 months since the Exclusively Shows took place in June.