Kate Bordessa is a Noosa based designer and thanks to her work with Studio Cockatoo over the last 4 years her name has become synonymous with bold colour and design.
Kate’s style has evolved through her art and design background, over the years developing a number of creative businesses. Honing her skills she is able to adapt between different mediums that give her the ideal platform to express her creativity at the time. After spending the last few years in the digital world it was time to pick up the tools again. Denz + co named by her 7yr old son Denzil who is lovingly called Denz.
Her love of working with metal and wood started long ago in her dad’s workshop, but it wasn’t until she discovered the art of enamelling that it became a true passion. Since Studio Cockatoo has become an established brand, Kate has been able to take some time to immerse herself in designing a unique range of statement pieces. She learnt to enamel years ago however this is the first time that her works have been available for sale. Not for the faint hearted, Kate’s new collection appeals to individuals seeking to bring bold colour and design into their everyday.
All pieces are handcrafted in a studio in the Noosa Hinterland, the copper is cut by hand, so every piece is different. The multiple layers of enamel glass are fused to the copper in a kiln, giving them depth and warmth. Although they are inspired by current design trends, her work is timeless, her goal being to create pieces that withstand the tests of time, rising up against the current throwaway culture in our fashion industry.