Supporting the future of British design & manufacturing
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.
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.