By Christine Ajudua
Visiting artist studios is one of my favorite things to do. I was at Katie Stout’s studio in Brooklyn, and she had this hand-painted resin sample, literally on her floor. And I was like, “This is so amazing.” I was working on a client’s house—this client loves color, loves the Memphis period—and I asked Katie, “Can I commission you to do a piece of furniture with this as the inspiration?” So she made this cabinet with that composite material, and then added these hand-sculpted bronze handles and legs. This piece came out of that visit. It’s spectacular, it’s meaningful, and it was great working with her.