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.
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.