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Our KIS story

ABOUT US

KIS was created by us – Kate and Simon Marciniak. We are a pair of architects joined by love for each other and a passion for design. After working for some time in one of the best European architectural companies we were leading our own practice, when one day we realized we needed a change of perspective.

We found ourselves looking for garden furniture but couldn’t find anything that would fit our needs in terms of design, functionality and in the same time handle the Central European climate. So we’ve had no other choice but to design it ourselves. We’ve already had a small carpentry workshop in the garage behind the house where we would experiment with different kinds of wood. It was there where the MOOD prototype came to life. We moved it to our garden and invited friends over. They loved it – and encouraged by their enthusiasm we decided to continue the project. And so in almost no time and without thinking twice we became producers of simple, modern yet exclusive garden furniture.

Soon we were joined by members of our families who believed in KIS and changed it with us into a truly FAMILY run business. All of them share their talent and skills with us drawing on almost a hundred years of carpentry tradition running in our family.

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Our biggest passion is creating iconic pieces, designed to lure you outside and appreciate nature.

In times when true craft struggles and most companies move their production to Asia, we dream to remain as we are – a small manufacture combining old traditions with innovation and modern design. We’re not dreaming of selling infinite amount of furniture but make just enough for those who’ll appreciate and welcome it in their houses.

We are not a typical furniture manufacturer. Above all we are a design house – a place where artists, craft enthusiasts, visionaries and constructors work together in unison. In KIS were joining together three generations and it makes us proud and happy to see how they all work together, feeling fulfilled and appreciated.

Our collections are unique and timeless and we never cease to look for new cooperation, new artists and designers, new solutions.
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Meet our KIS family:

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Kate and Simon, architects by profession. Founders of KIS brand and designers of the first collection. Crazy in love with their beautiful daughter – Nela.
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Teresa, Simon’s mum and former textile and fashion designer for famous fashions house “Moda Polska”. Thanks to her great taste and eye for details our MOOD Collection has those state of the art cushions you like so much.
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Kazimierz, Kate’s father, worked in automotive industry, where he built machines to produce cars. As an experienced constructor he is responsible for all constructive elements of our furniture. With his precision Kazimierz can easily embarrass any watchmaker and his skills as a locksmith are invaluable to us!
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Joseph, Simon’s father. He was a textile producer and real-estate investor. Today Józef oversees the whole production process form the beginning till the end. His industry experience allows us to develop manufacturing process up to the smallest details while raising the quality of the final product.
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Mariusz is the most talented welder we know and Kate’s brother in law. With his team Mariusz is responsible for all the metal work in KIS. We’re proud to have such talented craftsman on our team!
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Patrick is our daughter’s Godfather and the most open, sincere and easy going person we know. He’s our left and right hand – able to organize impossible things in no time at all. If you own our furniture that means you must have met him as he is our best salesman!
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Kate and Simon, architects by profession. Founders of KIS brand and designers of the first collection. Crazy in love with their beautiful daughter – Nela.
kis, kisoutdoor, kis outdoor, kisfurniture, kis furniture
Teresa, Simon’s mum and former textile and fashion designer for famous fashions house “Moda Polska”. Thanks to her great taste and eye for details our MOOD Collection has those state of the art cushions you like so much.
kis, kisoutdoor, kis outdoor, kisfurniture, kis furniture
Kazimierz, Kate’s father, worked in automotive industry, where he built machines to produce cars. As an experienced constructor he is responsible for all constructive elements of our furniture. With his precision Kazimierz can easily embarrass any watchmaker and his skills as a locksmith are invaluable to us!
kis, kisoutdoor, kis outdoor, kisfurniture, kis furniture
Patrick is our daughter’s Godfather and the most open, sincere and easy going person we know. He’s our left and right hand – able to organize impossible things in no time at all. If you own our furniture that means you must have met him as he is our best salesman!
kis, kisoutdoor, kis outdoor, kisfurniture, kis furniture
Joseph, Simon’s father. He was a textile producer and real-estate investor. Today Józef oversees the whole production process form the beginning till the end. His industry experience allows us to develop manufacturing process up to the smallest details while raising the quality of the final product.
kis, kisoutdoor, kis outdoor, kisfurniture, kis furniture
Mariusz is the most talented welder we know and Kate’s brother in law. With his team Mariusz is responsible for all the metal work in KIS. We’re proud to have such talented craftsman on our team!