Kate Duncan has always had an eye for things. Even as a kid, Duncan was well aware of the aesthetics around her. She would spend her free time rearranging the furniture in her bedroom over and over again, hunting at Woodwards for the perfect bed skirt and then making curtains to match, or crafting up a storm with glitter and ribbons to make something that would hang on the wall forever.
When Duncan was in Jr. high school she enrolled in her first woodworking class motivated by the thought of designing and building a new desk to study at. Once she started, she just couldn’t stop and by the time she graduated from high school Duncan had 6 years of woodworking classes under her belt and not one but two desks to study at. Following high school, Duncan went to university to learn how to become a woodworking teacher. After two years at BCIT followed by a year of teacher training at UBC, she was a bona fide woodworking teacher working at a high school in Burnaby.
Seven years later and Duncan still teaches woodworking in Burnaby along with interior design and jewelry making but she’s always made time to design and construct outside of her work as a teacher. Over the past decade Duncan has taken on several home renovations, countless furniture projects and design assignments all of which have well prepared her to own and operate Kate Duncan. She uses her passion, skill, and eye for things to create bold designs and solid furniture. Kate Duncan is more than just design, it’s experience, expertise, and execution.