Katy Skelton

Katy Skelton (M.F.A., furniture design, 2011)

Katy Skelton Acuff has been working in the furniture industry for almost a decade.  After graduating from the University of Texas, she remained in Austin to work at one of the industry’s top wholesalers.  She held the position of product designer and traveled the world to visit factories and inspect samples of her designs. Katy entered graduate school in 2009 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. During research for her graduate thesis, she focused on the benefits of manufacturing with factories that are committed to social responsibility.  She worked with fair trade factories in India to produce a small line of wooden furnishings for her thesis show, which greatly influenced the style of her first independent collection.  

Katy is now based in Savannah, Georgia. She designs and sells furniture and home accessories and believes in creating beautiful products with social responsibility in mind.

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