I am a freelance designer and maker based near Falmouth in Cornwall. My workshop, a converted farm outbuilding, is in amongst a community of workshops and studios, a melting pot of knowledge, ideas and experience. My work stems from a love of creating and is based on a foundation of functionality and simplicity. My inspiration is taken in part from the clean, simple lines found in contemporary Scandinavian design and the strict and subtly eccentric functionality of the Shaker style, the backbone of my work is the premise that true form follows function.
A Brief History
I was brought up in a family of artists near Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast. Having been encouraged to create from an early age my hands have always known tools and the desire to make. I was lucky enough to have benefited from a succession of inspiring and enthusiastic design tutors throughout my education who have helped lead me to where I am now. In 2013 I graduated from Falmouth University with a BA(Hons) in Product Design for Sustainability. Since then, I have set up Kai Venus Designs, a freelance design and fabrication business through which I produce bespoke furniture amongst other products and take commissions from a wide variety of clients.