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Catherine barber

Catherine Barber

Catherine is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in Woven Textiles and over the past 30 years has built a reputation as a specialist in design and product development for colour, materials and finishes (CMF) across numerous industries.

She has gained experience across many product sectors: transport interiors (with particularly expertise in commercial aviation of 22 years), brand development programs, consumer electronics, fashion and interior textiles and products, beauty and healthcare products, table and kitchenware. Catherine’s expertise and particular skill is in identifying, analysing and presenting consumer trends and translating these into CMF strategies, which connect the user to the experience and brand. She has a passion for materials and new technology, which combined with her experience running commercially and technically challenging programs means Catherine has a proven ability to explore and challenge the status quo. Her passion is to create products which surprise and delight using CMF to engage at an emotional level with the consumer.