The Boot Kidz by Karen Henry

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Karen Henry - Furniture Designer, London

Hi, my name is Karen Henry and I am the owner of Bootkidz Ltd - a small design business based in London, England.

I designed the Boot Kidz as a collection of cartoon-like characters with concrete ‘wellie’ boots - combining metalwork, materials and design into what I consider a unique designer furniture product.

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London Metropolitan University Furniture Design HND

I successfully completed my studies in Furniture Design and Realisation, at London Metropolitan University in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design.

For those interested in studying furniture design, this course is now a degree at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London.

What is Furniture Design and Product Realisation?

Furniture design aims to creates new and unique furniture. Product realisation means taking an idea or a prototype and making this product on an industrial scale through various manufacturing techniques. I learned practical skills for designing and building furniture using a broad range of materials - studying the history, machine processes, CAD (Computer Aided Design), development and prototyping of ideas, materials manipulation, professional design, project planning and principles of design. It included contemporary manufacturing methods and those of the traditional designer-maker.

About the Boot Kidz Designs

Colour and texture play a large role in my designs. Bright primary colours are used for dyeing the boots and painting the frame; strong red for the boots, bright yellow for the hair, royal purple and grassy green for the frames. Finally, the unique texture of concrete gives each Boot Kid a modern, funky, look and feel.

The Boot Kidz at Gap Kids

In 2006, The Boot Kidz ( Joe, Chloe, and Lucy) featured in the London Design Festival for Gap Kids in Regent Street. Below is a photo of the Boot Kidz in Gap Kids window display; also seen is the designer (Karen Henry)..

Karen London Design Festival 2006 outside Gap Kids Regent Street with Boot Kidz Clothes Stand Mannequins

The Boot Kidz at Debenhams

The Boot Kidz appeared in the Debenhams Autumn/Winter children's fashion show in June 2011 held at the prestigious Victoria House venue in Bloomsbury Square.

Future work and more designs

At London Metropolitan I designed numerous furniture pieces (including table, chair, and sofa designs). I am slowly, but surely putting these ideas and prototypes into production and at the same time designing new and innovative ones.

I try to make my designs unique and eye-catching. Has this design caught your attention? Do you have any comments? Please send me an email; it would be great to hear your thoughts.

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