About KI

At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart contract furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.

Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the contract furniture company that best understands the contract furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure contract furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

Contract furniture solutions for any environment

KI’s product portfolio includes the following: architectural walls, desking systems, classroom desks, teacher desks, tables, classroom tables, conference tables, cafeteria tables, training tables, occasional tables, seating, task chairs, bariatric chairs, patient chairs, medical recliners, medical gliders, sleepers, side seating, guest chairs, stack chairs, nesting chairs, stools, classroom chairs, tablet arm chairs, lounge seating, lobby benches, multiple seating, school library furniture, task lighting, casegoods, auditorium seating, fixed seating, lecture hall seating, seminar tables, lecterns, dormitory furniture, filing cabinets, lateral files, panel systems and more.

Our contract furniture innovations reflect a desire to be our customers’ market resource and to help them make smart contract furniture decisions. Our strong market understanding is why KI customers throughout the world continue to rely on our trusted expertise to create solutions that fit their environments, brilliantly. 

KI, a contract furniture company, manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for educational, university, business and government markets. With corporate headquarters in Green Bay, Wisconsin, KI is fully established throughout the United States and neighboring countries Canada and Latin America, as well as across Europe, the Middle East and Australia. KI’s presence in these countries is supported by dedicated showrooms featuring furniture solutions uniquely designed for customer needs and local standards.

KI global subsidiaries currently include KI Europe, KI Canada, KI India, KI China and KI Australia (Sebel). In addition to the core brand, KI owns and operates the following divisions and subsidiary companies: Pallas Textiles, OEI, Corporate Services, Spacesaver and Sebel. With more than 3,000 employees worldwide, KI continues to build relationships globally, extending its trusted expertise throughout the global marketplace.

KI’s entries into foreign markets are varied. Entries include exporting, licensing, joint ventures, and foreign direct investments where appropriate. Services are provided through fulfillment partners in established and emerging markets. KI has been in Europe since 1990. Licensed manufacturing facilities extend from the UK through Benelux to Italy. In addition, the UK acts as the E.M.E.A. (Europe, Middle East, Asia) headquarters with a central distribution hub. In September 2015, KI Europe revealed a stunning new headquarters in New Fetter Place, London. KI has also been in Asia since 1988, with representation through China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. In late 2015, KI opened a sleek new showroom in Beijing, further expanding its presence in China.

KI continues to differentiate itself and establish enduring relationships throughout the world by personalizing products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and “Market of One” manufacturing philosophy.