Our Yorkshire-based design studio and workshop are kept busy with designers and makers; led by husband and wife partnership, Jamie and Katherine.
A FAMILY BUSINESS
Since our launch back in 2013 our independent business has expanded with a growing collection of handmade furniture, lighting and homewares. We also opened our first retail studio based in Hull, East Yorkshire. As an extension to our workshop, showcasing our bespoke furniture collection alongside brands and products that complement KODA's quality values.
Katherine is the Creative Director for KODA and has a design background in both Australia and London. She has a first-class honours degree in Interior Architecture from Westminster University and has worked on large-scale projects across the UK and Europe for some of the major players in the industry.
This was a very rewarding experience, but she wanted to pursue her own path in the design industry. This is where she and Jamie joined forces to create both a design and manufacturing studio. KODA.
"I take great pride in working alongside my clients to design bespoke furniture that will meld into the fabric of their lives, with a quality you rarely see in today’s marketplace. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, I can design either a piece of furniture, kitchen or interior space just for you, to your specifications. I can assist you with any questions, offer design solutions and create CAD drawings, giving you the freedom to tweak my design or work from your own ideas."
Jamie is the founder of KODA and has nurtured the company from the beginning, always striving to push the brand in new and evolving directions. Originally from a marketing background, Jamie made the bold move to pursue a completely new career path in furniture design and manufacturing.
Entirely self-taught, Jamie has devoted the past 10 years to learning, practising and honing his skills in both woodwork and metalwork, cultivating a range of competencies which lend themselves to the art of furniture making.
"The joy of educating yourself in new and challenging ways continues to excite and intrigue me. I thoroughly enjoy learning new techniques or pushing the boundaries of the ones I feel could be better. There is always room for improvement in everything we do."