KI have supplied Leigh UTC over 600 Maestro chairs and 205 Postura+ laboratory stools for the UK’s future engineering and computer science workforce.

The Leigh UTC is one of the first of its kind in Kent which focuses on computer sciences and engineering alongside core subjects. This is part of a new scheme aimed at forging closer links between education and local businesses.  The school will accommodate up to 600 pupils, up from the 170 pupils who have joined the new school in Years 10 and 12 this year.

Adam Goodayle, Senior Project Designer of Red Apple Designs commented:

“Red Apple Designs were the FF&E consultant for this project. Working with the client we specified the KI Postura and Maestro chairs for Leigh UTC. KI products were the best option because they are a well-known manufacturer of commercial and educational furniture which are of the highest quality and durability. KI delivered a total of 600 Maestro chairs and 75 of these also had tablets added to them. We selected different shades of Maestro chairs, so that they complemented the rest of the colour scheme chosen for the school hall. We also specified 200 Postura laboratory stools, all the stools are 700mm high fitted with plastic seats and sled base metal frames.”

KI’s Maestro chairs were specified for the main hall in black, blue grey and cottonwood (white) polypropylene colours. Maestro is a contemporary, light and comfortable stacking chair making it a fitting choice for this particular space; its sleek appearance and colour choice makes an interesting and striking contrast against the backdrop of yellow and slate black colour scheme of the main hall.

Postura+ stools were specified for the college workshops/laboratory. They’re lightweight yet tough making it easy for students to come together for practical group work and class demos, the seats are easy to clean and highly durable.


KI Europe is a local manufacturer of high quality furniture for workplaces and educational institutions. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe is headquartered in London and is part of one of the world's largest independent furniture manufacturing groups, KI (Krueger International, Inc.).

Please visit the KI Europe website at or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.

Maestro is a contemporary, light and comfortable stacking chair, featuring a chrome-plated or painted solid steel rod frame and durable polypropylene seat and backrest, unites design and materials to create a chair with a sleek appearance and the standard ten year warranty which comes with the chair highlights the quality. Maestro can be stacked to a height of 10 chairs on their own or 38 on Maestro’s own special dolly. The polypropylene seat and back are available in 16 colours.

The Postura+ stool has a lightweight, easy stacking design making it the perfect seating solution when space is at a premium. The seat is manufactured from easy to clean, highly durable polypropylene that is stain and UV resistant. The chip resistant silver powder coated frame has a convenient hook to store bags underneath the seat. Available in 2 seat heights, 9 colours and with a 10 year warranty.

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