Kate Korten Design Strategies

is an award winning full service color and design consultancy from concept to artwork to product development.


Bio Growing up in Manhattan with summers on Block Island, Kate Korten’s sense of style was honed under the influence of her advertising art director father, her gourmet cook mother and the talented stream of artists and intellectuals who gathered at their table. (Danish furniture designer Jens Risom and photographer Hans Namuth, famous for his action shots of Jackson Pollack, were frequent members of the clan.)


Madison Avenue in its heyday also played a role. “Dad worked such long hours that he would take my brother and me to his office on weekends,” Kate remembers. “I can still recall the ripe scent of pastels and the brilliant punch of guache paint and illustrator inks. Dad would give me storyboard pads to draw on with little TV frames and I was in heaven.”


Kate’s affinity for art and design eventually took her to Italy where she studied for a number of years. Although she has lived and worked in New York City for most of her adult life, she enjoys close ties with friends in Florence and a love of everything Italian.


In 1995 Kate founded Kate Korten Design Strategies a full service design resource for the home furnishings market. In addition to her signature collections she consults to a variety of industry notables. Kate Korten Design Strategies provides a comprehensive approach to product design beginning with a tactical analysis of color, fashion and market trends.



Interior Design Magazine Best of Year for Green Product 2008

Interior Design Magazine Best of Year for Outdoor Textiles 2010

Interior Design Magazine Best of Year for Outdoor Textiles winner 2011

Interior Design Magazine best of Year for Outdoor Textiles winner 2013



Client list includes among others:

Alaxi Sunbrella outdoor signature collections

Armstrong World Industries ‘Miyo’ collection


Balson-Hercules Kate Korten licensing program

Circa 1901 Doblin

C.R. Gibson Kate Korten licensing program

Crypton licensing program ‘Wink and a Purr’ cat beds

Dakota Jackson rug collection

Fieldcrest Canon

Hi-Tex Design Director

Kitsch’n Couture

Lenox Brands

Mosaico Digitale

Perfect Fit Industries

Quaker fabric Corp.

Richard Pandiscio Branding

Shaw Hospitality printed carpet signature collections

SilverState Fabrics hospitality and outdoor signature collections



Sunbury Textile Mills

Wyoming Weavers

West Point Stevens.