Katrin de Louw
Katrin de Louw is a "born carpenter", studied interior architect, lateral thinker and since 1997 Owner and Managing Director of the company TRENDFILTER®- design future for furniture and materials. Her passion for trends, interior design, spatial experiences and curiosity led her to China in the early 2000s, where she worked for Häcker Küchen and Tom Tailor, among others, designing concept stores and being responsible for on-site construction and various product developments. The 32-metre-long table she designed for Stylepark 18 years ago for the market launch of black MDF at the time, was exhibited in the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt because of its super-matt feel, which was visionary at the time. In 2007, she was commissioned by Philip Möbelmanufaktur to design the table configuration for the G7 summit in Heiligendamm. Since 2007, she has been giving lectures to decision-makers in the furniture industry, is trend expert and author for trade journals, a juror and is seen today as one of the leading experts on interior and furniture trends, materials and surfaces. In the course of her 25-year career, she initiated 2 successful business networks: the servicepoint A30 as a trend forum in the centre of the German furniture industry in East Westphalia, as well as the still young COLORNETWORK®, which thinks color sustainably for the first time.