KI Europe - Supporting the future of British design & manufacturing

About KICKSTART
Committed to supporting British design and manufacturing, KI sponsors a number of initiatives under its KICKSTART programme. KI Europe recognises emerging talent through the annual Mixology Student Furniture Designer of the Year Award. Opportunities to display projects during design events in London are provided within KI’s headquarters. KI also works closely with the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, the furnishing industry’s charity, to support their fundraising and student support initiatives such as factory tours, apprenticeships and student awards and bursaries.

Latest news & updates

MIX visits KI at London Design Festival 2017
September 25, 2017 | MIX visits KI at London Design Festival 2017 Mix Interior Magazine - September Issue No. 177 Mix interiors comments on page 103: " We mentioned the showrooms a little earlier, and we’ll be paying a visit to a number throughout the Festival. We’ll be popping along to the KI showroom, f
KI award winner on the cover of Mix Interiors
September 19, 2016 | The RCA/Imperial College London graduate project 'Aktor' can be manipulated into different shapes. Origami/kirigrami-inspored, it has 2,240 joints and is mouldable when charged, becoming rigid again when it cools. 'Aktor' will be showcased at KI during London Design Festival as part of an exhibition supporting students and innovation.
KICKSTART in the news: Campus Estate Management Summer 2016
July 26, 2016 | KICKSTART in the news: Campus Estate Management Summer 2016 The article features RCA/Imperial College students, Christian Felsner and Christina Petersen, winners of KI Awards. You can read the full article here on page 20-22
RCA/Imperial College students bring their ideas to life with the help of KI Award
July 6, 2016 | Two students undertaking the joint Royal College of Art (RCA)/Imperial College Innovation Design Engineering double masters course have been presented with KI Awards. Receiving £1,000 each, the students who won the prizes best demonstrated through their final projects, an innovative way to improve future working or learning environments.
Jan Waterston wins the Mixology Student Furniture Designer of the Year, sponsored by KI Europe
June 25, 2015 | The Mixology15 Student Designer of the Year award, sponsored by KI Europe’s KICKSTART programme has been awarded to Jan Waterston from the National School of Furniture for his innovative and sleek design of the Velo chair.
KICKSTART in the news: Campus Estate Management Autumn 2014
October 6, 2014 | KI Europe's KICKSTART programme's ongoing commitment to support British design is showcased in Campus Estate Management magazine. The articles feature the winner of The Mixology14 Student Furniture Designer of the Year award and a group of recent graduates showcasing their talents at TENT London, both sponsored by KI Europe.
Thank you from Desixn Studio
September 26, 2014 | The designers of Desixn Studio would like to say thank you for visiting their stand at Tent London last week. 'We hope you enjoyed seeing our products as much as we enjoyed designing and making them. As a collective of recent graduates, it was great to be part of London Design Festival this year, and we hope it won't be the last time we collaborate.'
Comments from Desixn Studio’s Six Graduate Designers
September 15, 2014 | Desixn Studio’s designers share a belief in designing with integrity and passion. Their products demonstrate honest use of materials and great consideration towards function and users.
Meet Desixn Studio’s six graduate designers
September 11, 2014 | Meet Desixn Studio’s six graduate designers Supported by KI Europe's KICKSTART programme Tent London, Stand E26, 18-21 September 2014 Ester Comunello Ester Comunello is a Brazilian furniture and product designer based in Buckinghamshire. Simplicity and integrity are the key elements of he
Desixn discuss what visitors can expect to see on their stand at TENT London
September 5, 2014 | Desixn Studio are a collective of recent graduates from Bucks New University who have come together for Tent London 2014 where they will showcase their unique design talents. Each of the members of Desixn Studio have different approaches to the design process while sharing a commitment to quality, function and sustainability without compromising the aesthetics of a piece.
Sang A Choi winner of Mixology Student Furniture Designer of the Year sponsored by KI Europe
July 1, 2014 | The Mixology14 Student Furniture Designer of the Year award, sponsored by KI Europe’s KICKSTART programme, has been won by Sang A Choi of Buckinghamshire New University for her innovative designs, Beehive and Pony. This award is open to any person enrolled on a recognised furniture design course in the UK.
KI Europe's KICKSTART programme brings six new MA graduates to Tent London
June 20, 2014 | KI Europe are the principal sponsors for the new and ambitious designers of Desixn Studio, a collective of recent graduates from Bucks New University who have come together for Tent London 2014 where they will showcase their unique design talents. Each of the members of Desixn Studio have different approaches to the design process while sharing a commitment to quality, function and sustainability without compromising the aesthetics of a piece.
KI sponsor The National School of Furniture’s (NSF), MA Furniture Design Summer School
August 5, 2013 | KI sponsor The National School of Furniture’s (NSF), MA Furniture Design Summer School KI and The Furniture Makers’ Company sponsorship of this years Buckinghamshire New University MA Furniture Design Summer School from 16th – 23rd June 2013, gave students a unique opportunity to work on a design brief co-written by key sponsor KI, Italian furniture company Lago and Buckinghamshire New University. Located at the company premises of Lago in Cittadella, students gained a unique taste of employment as designers for a week.
Kathryn Sumroy winner of Mixology Student Furniture Designer of the Year, sponsored by KI Europe
June 1, 2013 | KI Europe sponsored the Mixology13 Student Furniture Designer of the Year. The award is open to any person enrolled on a recognised furniture design course in the UK. This year’s award went to Kathryn Sumroy of Buckinghamshire New University for her innovative design for The Ribbon Shelf and Timber Stack.
Rene Olivier winner of Mixology's Student Furniture Designer of the year, sponsored by KI Europe
July 2, 2012 | KI sponsored the Mixology 2012 Student Furniture Designer of the Year. The award is open to any person enrolled on a recognised furniture design course in the UK. This year's award went to René Olivier for her innovative Tyre Furniture Collection... The Tyre Furniture Collection uses discarded bus, car and lorry tyres and a detachable metal frame.
Brief encounters: Let's hear it for the new generation of designers
Brief encounters: Let's hear it for the new generation of designers Let's hear it for the new generation of designers working towards a happier, healthier, more productive and sustainable workplace. Veronica Simpson checks out the finalist in KI Europe's Kickstart competition. As an advocate for sustainable des
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