New audio products and new materials for Yamaha
10 December 2017
Here at KD we're always excited about our ongoing work with Japanese music and audio equipment manufacturer Yamaha. Together we've been exploring new designs and materials for future products and we're proud to be forging relationships between British industries and Japanese technology.
RExMoto unveiled at the innovation in European Aeronautics Research Conference in Warsaw
20 November 2017
KD worked closely with Richard Glassock, research fellow at the Institute for Aerospace Technology to realise his proposal for an innovative new range extender concept. RExMoto has the potential to appeal to private aircraft owners who would be able to fly their planes for longer, reduce emissions and fuel costs, and then use the detachable motorcycle to continue their journey after landing.
Find out more here.
KD completes user-centred research for Future Pianos supported by Innovate UK
18 November 2017
We recently finished the first phase our project exploring the Future Piano alongside experimental pianist Sarah Nicolls in a project supported by Innovate UK. During the first phase we conducted preliminary user-centred research to explore opportunities for the continued development of the Future Piano.
Our work continues...
Next stop New York
12 July 2017
Some of our KD team members are flying out to New York ready to meet up with one of our biggest clients. Whilst on the other side of the pond they will be working on a major launch campaign that has already taken them to London and Tokyo.
We're looking forward to telling you more about this one soon!
KD visit Japan with film crew for major new project
10 July 2017
We recently flew some of the team out to Japan as part of a new major project. Whilst out there we made sure they had plenty of time to catch up with friends of KD and try out all of the fantastic local delicacies (the less we say about the karaoke the better...).
New Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720 launched
30 May 2017
We're really excited to announce the global launch of the new Epson Workforce Pro WF-3720! We worked very closely with Epson's design team to create a printer than stripped back all of the unnecessary noise and clutter that we commonly associated with printers. The final product is a combination of professional performance and honest design, suitable for small and home offices alike! See the product video here or check out the project page here.
KD do Shenzhen Design Week 2017
18 April 2017
Our very own Tristram Keech will be speaking at Shenzhen Design Week 2017 in China. He will be joined by a panel of industrial designers as part of the event's “Global Crowd-sourcing Conference”, where together they will be discussing the importance of crowd-sourcing and commercial design in a quickly evolving industry.
KD now working with LiuGong Machinery Co.
12 April 2017
We've recently started working with LiuGong Machinery Co. - a Chinese multinational construction machinery manufacturing company based Liuzhou.
We look forward to keeping you updated on this one!
Trend hunting at Salone del Mobile Milano 2017
5th April 2017
We've sent one of our designers to Milan for a week of intense trend hunting!
Every year we visit the world famous exhibition to explore and report back on the latest in the design world. Being a design orientated consultancy it is always important that we make time for these events to keep up-to-date and relevant on the ever-changing face of design.
KD working with Institute for Aerospace Technology on new sustainable transport
15 March 2017
Working on future solutions to today's biggest problems, it doesn't get much better than that for a designer!
See here for the latest update...
Conducting global research with Trinity Japan
17 February 2017
We recently welcomed some of the design research team from Trinity Japan to our studio for an intensive week of European trends research.
We also invited an excellent selection of industry leaders in interior and product design, all with rich and varied experiences of the European market. Over the week long session we were able understand and pinpoint the key movements in interior and lifestyle trends, with this information then being used to inform and shape future products.
625 Stool ready for production in New Zealand
01 February 2017
Every now and then we like to spend a little bit of time our own products. One we've been working on recently is the 625 Bar Stool, CNC'd from sheet ply with the option of laminate or natural finishes. One of our good friends over in New Zealand is currently preparing to begin making the stools for retail!
We're building up quite a range of ply furniture and can't wait to add some more to the list - check out the current products here.
Epson LW-Z900 wins prestigious iF Design Award
05 March 2016
Designed to survive in the most testing environments of the construction industry, the rugged aesthetic of the LW-Z900 has been awarded with a Product category iF Design Award.
'Combining advanced functionality and portability to greatly improve work efficiency. A unique polyhedron styling gives excellent holdability with one or both hands. The red body stands out in dark environments, and the large handle using elastomer material resistant to shock and scratches.
KD working with John Cullen Lighting
15 January 2016
We're excited to announce we are working with John Cullen Lighting!
John Cullen Lighting specialise in lighting design consultancy, with a great team of designers lead by renowned lighting designer Sally Storey. They also design and sell a large selection of their own premium lighting products, all of which are manufactured in the UK.