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Pratt Institute Student Kaitlyn McKay Wins BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

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Pratt Institute Student Kaitlyn McKay Wins BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

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BKLYN DESIGNS has just named Pratt Institute student Kaitlyn McKay as this year's New Talent Award recipient. Sponsored by real estate brokerage firm aptsandlofts.com, the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award offers one promising new designer the opportunity to showcase their never-seen-before artworks before experts at the world-renowned contemporary furniture exhibition. McKay will debut her Shag Stool design at her sponsored booth rental at this year's BKLYN DESIGNS from May 9th to May 11th.



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Brooklyn-based Kaitlyn McKay is a multidisciplinary artist and designer as well as a May 2014 Pratt Institute graduate with a BA in Industrial Design. Her winning Shag Stool design was inspired by the the style of late 19th century Swedish stools, with their hand-carved, curved wood legs. To modernize the piece, McKay replaced the ornamental details with a clean and simple aesthetic. The shag cushion is composed of textured, handspun wool crocheted together by hand.

BKLYN DESIGNS is one of the biggest design shows in the City, but what makes it special is that it allows many new and emerging designers the visibility they need before an international audience to grow their business,” said Carlo A. Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO in a press statement. “Kaitlyn McKay’s design of the Shag Stool exemplifies what we love about Brooklyn’s design community – craftsmanship, beauty, and an influence that transcends time and geography. We are proud to name Kaitlyn as the winner of the New Talent Award and we can’t wait to unveil her and all of our other designer’s exhibits when BKLYN DESIGNS opens on May 9.”

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