KI will showcase a range of new UK designed & manufactured products at its Clerkenwell Design Week debut in 2019. KI will also host a variety of events at its debut Clerkenwell Design Week popup showroom; the calendar of talks and workshops on each day will provide architects, designers and furniture specialists with new ideas to improve their projects.
The pop-up showroom at the landmark Paxton Locher House on Clerkenwell Green will have on display:
800 Series modular shelving system
Standalone or compatible with KI’s 800 Series steel storage system, this modular shelving can be configured in infinite ways to suit multiple applications. Constructed with steel tubing and steel links, it can be fully powder-coated in a variety of colours. Further enhancements such as worksurfaces, desks, MFC boxes, soft seating and steel shelves can be integrated for increased functionality and elegance.
Work2.1 Sit-Stand workstations
Building on the success of KI’s Work2 Sit-Stand collection, this enhanced range benefits from co-designed improvements achieved with clients over numerous large projects across the UK and Europe. New features include an expanded inventory of sophisticated, high capacity cable management solutions, sliding tops and horizontal tool rails.
Grafton seating collection
Created for colleges and higher education environments, this collection of seating features a distinctive backrest and is available in a sophisticated palette of polypropylene colours. These chairs can be specified with a variety of bases, tablet arms and upholstery, ideal for active learning environments.
This new stackable one-piece polypropylene chair is designed for cafe, dining and multipurpose spaces. Available in a range of colours, these chairs are elegant, comfortable and light.
Some of KI’s most popular and innovative products will also be featured during the event, including Sway2 lounge chairs, Postura+ and Ruckus chairs. A selection of Take5 lounge seating and the new Grafton chairs will also be on display upholstered in new, highly durable Bute Fabrics that have been created for the contract market.
Talks and workshops
- Achievable, affordable co-design I – contract furniture Alex Gifford, design director, KI Europe
- Achievable, affordable co-design II – contract fabrics Bute Fabrics & Natasha Marshall, designer
- Making more with PET felt Workshop with Freyja Sewell RCA, designer
- A house with no windows, filled with light
Josh Goldstein, owner, Paxton Locher House. See how innovative architecture helped to overcome the challenges of this location