product / space / experience
Keiron Calder is an independent design consultant and the founder and director of K_N Design Studio. On a mission to craft products, spaces and experiences which cultivate creativity, nurture ideas, delight and inspire, empower and ignite.
K_N assists clients with industrial design and interior architecture projects, bringing products and spaces to life. Keiron has consulted on a variety of projects from renewable energy, to furniture design, to interactive theme parks.
He brings his expertise in 3D design to bespoke teams tailored to each unique project, working flexibly in collaboration with the best local and global partners.
The Studio has developed a specialism in furniture design where industrial design and interior architecture naturally crossover, designing pieces for mass manufacture and bespoke installations.
Most notable work to date… Designed outdoor furniture pieces for retailers John Lewis & Partners, and MADE.com (Spring Summer 2017 / 18 / 19)
Contributed to the design and installation of National Geographic’s Ultimate Explorer ‘edutainment’ theme parks (2017 - 19)
Designed and produced the 2018 & 2019 trophies for the Scottish Tech Startup Awards.
Clients include: John Lewis & Partners, MADE, National Geographic, Scottish Tech Startup Awards, Boxergy, Hayward Jardine, Linya Group, Bilfinger Salamis, Kaleidoscope Studios, Havelock, Office Outlet and more.
K_N Design Studio are open to new product and interior architecture commissions. Get in touch to work together...
Clients & Collaborators
What Clients Say...
"Keiron conceived of and created some truly
stunning and unique awards for our Scottish Tech Startup Awards event.
With little guidance from us, he came up with a great concept which truly reflected the spirit of what we are trying to achieve.
He was a pleasure to work with, and his work is top notch. I would happily work with Keiron again, and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking for a great design partner."
- Tannya Gaxiola, Head of Operations at Turing Fest
"Keiron was quick to understand our product and took on board our ideas.
He presented a number of options which helped us reimagine our original concept.
We were very happy with the final results.
We also needed a fast turn around and he met the tight deadlines we set, a very professional service."
- Jim Laidlaw, CEO & Founder of Boxergy
"You produced a unique piece of art which collectively creates a story of our own journeys within our tech sector...
...the awards you produced stimulated the discussion amongst the winners about getting together each year to talk about our tech industry and see how we are getting on...
...amazing how an award has created friendship."
- Alisdair Gunn, Winner of the Ecosystem Award
"Keiron's ability to envisage ideas and develop them into a final product has overwhelmed me, he really brought the concept to life. Highly professional, he provided a detailed outline and adhered to all timelines making my position incredibly easy.
Overall, he is a designer with an exceptional eye for detail and an innate ability to draw out incredible concepts from simple briefs. I will definitely be using him on my future projects. Thank you so much for making our dream and ideas a reality.
- Nick Keenan, Director & Founder of My Front Room
Keiron has a background in FF&E design starting his career with Havelock Europa where he designed commercial interior solutions across a variety of sectors including: Workplace, Hospitality, Retail, Retail Banking, Accommodation, Offshore.
Designing bespoke furniture, fixtures and equipment for clients including Bilfinger Salamis, Lloyds Banking Group (BOS & Halifax), Aldi, Exception, M&S, Pinsent Masons, and others.
Working closely with Architects, Interior Designers, and Furniture Specifiers delivering space planning and furniture packages for a variety of interior architecture projects worldwide.
Working as part of a wider in-house design team, collaborating with engineers including Havelock Europa’s own Manufacturing facilities which produced bespoke pieces and large scale roll-outs.