Kristie Lahey

New Farm, Queensland

Furniture designer and maker

With a background in marketing and creative industries, Kristie set up Nooko & Co – a furniture and lighting design practice and online store. She is passionate about producing her designs locally and promoting Australian-made products. Kristie is using her grant to expand her range of products and promote the importance of local manufacturing: “Competing with low-cost imports and replica furniture is always our greatest challenge. I believe strongly in supporting the Australian design and manufacturing industries and feel we’re able to offer a product that holds onto the craft of furniture making within Australia.”