The winners of the annual KI Award, now in its fourth year, were announced at the Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate show in London.

The award and cash prize is given to final year students selected from the RCA’s ‘Design Products’ and the RCA/Imperial College London’s ‘Innovation Design Engineering’ double masters course.

The winning projects showed an outstanding approach to functionality, durability, sustainability and enhancement to user experience for our future working or learning experiences. In addition to the award, each student will be invited to exhibit their works at the KI London HQ for London Design Festival in September 2019.

The students will also be invited to exhibit at The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Young Furniture Makers exhibition on 9 October 2019.

Jonathan Hindle, group managing director – EMEA, KI said: “We are delighted to directly support the creative talent on which the future of our industry depends. The UK furniture industry draws much of its competitive advantage from its investment in design, materials and production innovation. By encouraging students to seek careers in our industry, we are laying the foundations for a more prosperous, export- and investment-driven future led by a generation of forward-looking, entrepreneurial individuals.”

KI is a corporate member of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

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