Katy Skelton

Creating beautiful products with social responsibility in mind.

Katy Skelton Acuff has been working in the furniture industry for over a decade. After graduating from the University of Texas, she remained in Austin to work at one of the industry’s top wholesalers. She held the position of product designer and traveled the world to visit factories and inspect samples of her designs. Katy entered graduate school in 2009 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. During research for her graduate thesis, she focused on the benefits of manufacturing with factories that are committed to social responsibility.  She worked with fair trade factories in India to produce a small line of wooden furnishings for her thesis show, which greatly influenced the style of her first independent collection. After completing her MFA in 2011, Katy relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where Katy Skelton LLC was launched in 2012. Katy’s husband, Drew, came aboard to run operations in January 2016 and the company relocated to Savannah in April 2016.

While her style evokes the best of modernism, her sensibility transcends minimalism with ornamental flourishes that flow out of the clean lines and strong forms of furniture like benches, cabinets, tables, chairs, and lighting.
— Katie Keifner // Vogue

three things i can't live without

Books, noise cancelling headphones, and my LL Bean fur lined slippers.

you'd never guess that

I went to the state championship for Spreadsheet Application and Analysis (Excel) in high school!

i'm thankful for

My husband who helps me run my business and is extremely thoughtful and patient with me!

my next venture is

We are opening a showroom in Savannah this fall!

i started my business...

To make quality, affordable, timeless designs in partnership with American factories.

my personal motto is

Some things take time.

What makes savannah for you?

The people and the trees!

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Katy Skelton

Savannah, GA 31401