From its humble beginnings in 1941 as a manufacturer of simple metal furniture, KI has evolved into one of the world’s most respected brands in the contract furniture industry. We are proud to welcome them on board Love That Design!
Today, KI is known globally as a prominent designer and manufacturer of innovative furniture and movable wall systems for the office, education, healthcare and government sectors. The brand’s product portfolio includes architectural walls, desking systems, conference and cafeteria tables, and chairs for office, school and healthcare environments plus task lighting, storage systems and much more. Their contract furniture innovations reflect a desire to be the customer’s market resource and help them make smart contract furniture decisions.
The brand believes that its people are at the very heart of what sets them apart. Their team of over 3,000 trusted experts bring decades of combined expertise to the table, helping companies make intelligent furnishing decisions. They are committed to building enduring relationships based on integrity, honesty and transparency.
Working closely with a global network of manufacturing, design, logistics and customer service partners, KI can help in delivering successful workplace strategies. Should their existing portfolio of products not quite fit a project’s unique requirements, the team’s knowledge is invaluable when creating bespoke furnishing solutions. Furthermore, KI’s reputation for durable furniture is underlined by their numerous warranties.
KI’s entire business has been designed around the customer, and claims to offer complete customer satisfaction. “We never have – and never will – embrace an expedient “one size fits all” approach, understanding that each client has a unique brand, business model and way of working,” says Grace van Beusekom, Regional Sales Manager, South, at KI. KI Europe’s design and manufacturing model is available and ready to offer a unique approach to the development of product and project solutions. “If you are looking for a specific solution for your project, our UK based design team is happy to co-create a customised design with your team.”
The brand already has a long history in the Middle East, however, there is always opportunity to grow in terms of regional awareness and market presence, particularly in the workplace, education and healthcare sector.
The company follows a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ design philosophy. The brand is highly committed to tackling issues, such as climate change, carbon footprint and environmental impact. Hence Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) of their products have been published to help customers meet their sustainability objectives. These documents also help to achieve credits towards SKA, BREEAM, WELL, LEED and other certifications and standards. Other certifications achieved are SCS – Indoor Advantage Gold, LEVEL by Bifma, ISO14001 Environmental management standard, FISP (Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
KI has partnered with the well-known and established design and build firm, KPS, and are available to offer their brands and services through them. Customers can also experience the new and updated Virtual Showroom tour of their London headquarters. Furthermore, the brand has recently launched some exciting new products, including Myke, Ricochet, Zig and Colonnade.
“KI’s launch on the Love That Design platform will help us share our design story, research, latest innovations and design options,” says Grace. “I look forward to strengthening relationships with our partners and clients, to share our expertise and to collaborate with the design community in creating tailored furnishing solutions. KI’s product development journey is centred around the customer and we believe this ‘customer driven’ collaborative approach is the foundation of truly inspired product design.”