As part of this year’s event, KI took space in the grade II listed building and CDW 2023’s festival hub, Old Sessions House, on Clerkenwell Green. The main feature this year was KI’s latest innovation, Clubhouse, a system of acoustic frames and panels that can create a variety of private and collaborative spaces.
Situated in this traditional backdrop, Clubhouse showcased its versatility, demonstrating how it can be integrated into any setting. Clubhouse’s design offers a glimpse into the future of the workplace, displaying how traditional spaces can be transformed into practical and productive environments.
Jonathan Hindle, KI’s President for EMEA said, “We were excited to showcase Clubhouse in such a beautiful and historic space. The juxtaposition of the old and new created a visually stunning statement that highlights its adaptability. We believe this installation offered visitors a unique and engaging way of experiencing Clubhouse’s unique features.”
KI collaborated with Designers Guild to use their fabrics throughout the installation; chosen for their beauty, durability, and sustainability. A wide range of tonal neutrals, putty pinks, and accent crimsons in fresh linens and sheers were selected to complement the modern design while adding warmth, colour, and texture to the space. Designer Guild’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices made them an ideal partner for the show.
KI also launched a Bruce Kenneth reclining chair and ottoman. Inspired by Brutalist furniture and architecture, the products have been designed with intentionally opposing smooth, organic curves and unnatural edges. Alongside this exclusive showcase, there was a selection of KI’s most popular products to complete the scheme, including Take5 Ottomans, 800 series storage, Grafton collection chairs, and Athens tables.
KI’s one-piece polypropylene Postura+ chair also had focus on it as visitors were invited to explore its new colour palette and ongoing sustainability efforts towards a circular economy. The small gallery featured KI’s process for a new bi-product wood chip mix for Postura+ stools that reflects their commitment to eco-friendly design.