Design Guild Mark Holder

T1 Chair

Name of Designer:

Rodney Kinsman RDI
DGM Number


Date of Award


Manufacturers’ Name

OMK 1965


Designed in 1967, the T1 Chair was selected by Sir Terence Conran for his Habitat store and quickly became one of their most popular models. The frame is made from chrome-plated tubular steel, making it extremely strong and lightweight. Slings are hand-made in Italy from coach hide leather and available in black or brown. T1 was designed to ship flat pack in a single box ready for self assembly and could stack for easy storage.


Rodney Kinsman RDI founded OMK Design in 1965. OMK designed and manufactured much of the furniture sold through Terence Conran’s Habitat stores in the 60’s and 70’s. A key figure in the High-Tech design movement, Kinsman’s products are regarded as icons of 20th century British design.

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