KLC Connect Suppliers Evening
KLC Connect is an initiative which aims to make students feel a part of the design community and to add real value to their experience at KLC. Student, industry and alumni representatives work together to plan an innovative annual programme to give students a better understanding of how the industry works, provide extensive networking opportunities and help prepare them for the workplace.
KLC Connect hosted another successful networking event; KLC Connect Suppliers Evening that involved a number of leading suppliers specialising in different areas such as lighting, furniture, mirrors, fabrics, trimmings, carpets, wallpapers, joinery, antiques, vintage, mosaic, bespoke installations and more.
The format of this event was informal and included a number of supplier displays of their products and catalogues with the opportunity for students to freely explore, ask questions, view samples, photograph work and of course, network.
The event was yet again very successful and the feedback received online was all positive. Hashtag Vintage shared their thoughts, “It was a fabulous event. The response was overwhelming and after the three of us talked and talked for nearly four hours! The organisers of the event told us that the feedback from the students and other professionals was fantastic and that they are blown away by what we all do.”
A big thank you to all of our suppliers that attended the evening;
ATA Designs – Art for walls and furnishings, featuring award-winning contemporary wallpapers, murals and fabrics for hotels, bars, restaurants, retail, offices and residential design to your specifications
Blackbird – specialists in beautiful hand-crafted metal furniture, lighting and accessories with bespoke service available
Chalk Kitchens – specialising in working with interior designers and architects on luxury private client projects and residential developments
Ecoled Lighting – designers and manufacturers of high quality LED and other lighting products
Fort Street Studio – luxurious hand knotted carpets and rugs, the company operates worldwide and is renowned for its painterly hand-crafted wild silk wool carpets combining traditional aesthetics with contemporary ones.
Eporta – all in one online platform to take interiors projects from sourcing to installation
Jessica Light – exquisite, directional, design-led and innovative passementerie with colour matching service . Hand made to order in bold colours and unusual materials using techniques dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, there is also a diffusion range
Orsini Venetian Mosaics – producing beautiful 24k gold leaf mosaics and Venetian smalti in 3,500 colours from an historical Venetian furnace using techniques dating back to 1888
Reid & Wright – bespoke, handcrafted, high quality mirrors, made with traditional techniques and a range of finishes, for contemporary and traditional interiors
Richard Cullinan Joinery – designers and makers of exceptional bespoke cabinets for individual storage and display
Roast Designs – suppliers of beautiful, statement, bespoke chandeliers handcrafted from individually blown glass
Solus Ceramics – providers of a huge variety of tiles and bespoke cutting services with a next day sample service. Also able to provide tile matching, fixing specifications and advice on British Standards cleaning and maintenance guides and environmental and sustainability information
Sterling Studios – known for original design and technical innovation a specialist decorative arts company offering clients a collection of exquisite bespoke finishes all handcrafted in their London workshops
Upcycled Hour – a collective of professional upcyclers providing an exceptional resource for designers for wellness-positive and ethical products based on eco-chic principles. Artisans will showcase upcycled furniture, lighting, mirrors and plates
Vinterior – Extensive online selection of vintage, mid-century, antique and upcycled furniture
KLC Connect looks forward to hosting their next event in the near future that will be able to benefit students that will be making progressing into their professional careers.