Katie Walker is a graduate of London's Royal College of Art where she developed her approach of combining fine art and sculpture with practical furniture design, the results of which have now become highly collectable. Assisted by the Crafts Council and some significant commissions from a corporate client, she established Katie Walker Furniture in 1994. Today, Katie creates pieces for domestic, corporate and public settings. The most well known piece in her collection is the iconic Ribbon Rocking Chair which won the 2006 Wood Awards, the inaugural Wesley Barrell Craft Award and the 2007 Grand Designs Awards. Her work has been covered in a number of publications including the "International Design Yearbook 1998" edited by Richard Sapper, "A Celebration of Excellence" by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, "Bespoke" by Betty Norbory and "One Tree" by Garry Olson and Peter Toaig.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of Design Nation and a member of Contemporary Applied Arts. She holds five Guild marks from Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. She lives in West Sussex.