Behind the Scenes with Ellen's Design Challenge Winners Katie Stout and Karl Champley
Take a look at any of the bold furniture pieces Katie Stout created on Ellen’s Design Challenge with the help of her partnered carpenter, Karl Champley, and it’s clear why the pair stuck around until the final episode of the HGTV design show. Aside from a slightly dramatic twist at the end of the competition, which began with a less-than-desirable finale for the creative duo, the Brooklyn-based Stout is quite deserving of her favorable win and the success that’s sure to follow.
A graduate of RISD, Katie Stout has already seen her work exhibited at Art Basel and in Milan. Plus, she’s graced the cover of New York Magazine’s Design Issue.
In preparation for Stout and Champley’s appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles next month, Dwell asked them to share a few previously untold details about their exciting journey on Ellen’s Design Challenge.
Dwell: What was your most memorable experience during the making of the show?
Katie Stout: I have to say the cow table (laughs).