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About KICKSTART

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.

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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‚Äôs 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.

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.

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