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Our Company

Founded in 1933 by Howard Keith, HK built a reputation for producing high quality upholstered furniture that was sold in prestigious department stores such as Harrods and Heals. The company's chairs, such as the Encore, Viking, and Simplon, and lounge seating like the Diplomat and Cloud, solidified Howard Keith's status as one of the country's leading furniture designers during the 1940s and 1950s.

In the 1970s, HK expanded into high-end conference tables and executive desks and became renowned for its craftsmanship, quality, and design, winning contracts with major prestigious clients such as RMS QE2, The Bank of England, The Stock Exchange, Barclays Bank, and BP. Today, the company continues to specialize in custom-made high-quality executive workwalls, boardroom tables and conference room furniture, but has also added bespoke offerings to the client specifications. Quality bespoke design doesn't have to be expensive.


We have a small selection of well researched, tried and trusted partnerships with specialist manufacturers in the UK and Europe. All highly skilled, these vary from individual carpenters for one off items to large factories capable of producing hundreds of pieces together providing us with significant manufacturing skills, capabilities and capacities. Whatever the size of project or product, everyone works to our detailed designs and totally understands the quality level HK needs to achieve for our customers. To combine with our own design and manufacturing capabilities we offer a portfolio of high quality open-plan desking and storage, task and meeting seating, conference and breakout products enabling us to recommend a complete solution.

Taken from an HK brochure printed in 1953

Quality is, of course, of no less importance to us than design, and we have never aimed to produce the cheapest furniture, but to try to make the best at the most reasonable price. There are always ways of reducing costs, but for our own productions we have set ourselves a standard of quality which may not appear cheap at first sight, but which is certainly cheapest in the long run. One lives with one's furniture, and living with quality does seem to contribute to a most desirable and pleasant way of life.

We believe this to still be relevant today.


Our veneers are transported from the country of origin to our merchants in the UK and Austria, either by boat if from the US or out of Europe, or by road if within the EU. We actively discourage the use of veneers that are endangered, or pose a risk to species through habitat destruction, or are associated with illegal trade and human rights issues.


Packaging is kept to a minimum, without compromising the safety of the product from damage. Following installation, the wrapping is taken away from site and disposed of in the correct fashion, recycling where possible. We aim to insist that all of our suppliers use biodegradable shrink wrap


We recommend and offer to provide a service to arrange the disposal and recycling of all surplus furniture. We can also provide the associated proof of disposal and offer confidential document shredding, again with proof of destruction.


When it comes to recommending our partner manufacturers we ensure that they:

  • Have taken positive steps to reduce their carbon footprints
  • Utilise recycled materials for their products
  • Produce products that are recyclable
  • Use wood veneers from countries with the strictest forestry legislation
  • Keep packaging to a minimum without compromising product protection
  • Recycle the packaging



UPDATED 11.05.2022


1. Introduction.
2. About HK Designs Limited.
3. Your personal data.
4. Collecting your personal data.
5. Using your personal data.
6. Sharing your personal data.
7. Protecting your personal data.
8. Storing your personal date.
9. Your rights.
1. Introduction
This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.
2. About HK Designs Limited.
A limited company set up in 2009 to offer the design, development and manufacture ofhigh quality office furniture products. HK Designs also provide a consultancy service advising clients on the procurement of new furniture products from the UK and Europe. Company
Number: 07007153 Registered address:
Ltd, 167-169 Great Portland Street, London W1W5PF Vat No: GB 979 987 116
3. Your personal data
In certain situations, we will collect and process your personal data with your consent. This would include: name, company name, billing address, delivery address, email address, telephone numbers; payment details and transaction data; marketing data such as your preference in receiving marketing communications.
4. Collecting your personal data:
When you ask us for information about a product or service. When we perform a contract for you. When you contact us with a question or complaint.
5. Using your personal data:
e would use this to keep you up to date with new products or projects we feel you may be interested in. To provide proposals, designs, quotations etc. To process orders To deliver product Otherwise as required for our legitimate business purposes, contractual necessity or compliance with laws.
6. Sharing your personal data:
This would be with our trusted partners to organise deliveries and installations. We may transfer your personal information to a location outside the European Economic Area if we consider it necessary or desirable but will ensure that adequate safeguards are in place in respect of this transfer.
7. Protecting your personal data:
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it. We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
8. Storing your personal data:
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.The information would be stored in a cloud based, encrypted storage facility.
9. Your rights:
If you wish to know details of your personal data we hold we will respond as quickly as we can and definitely within 30 days. You have the right to ask us to completely delete or to correct your personal date when incorrect or out of date.
10. To contact us:
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HK Designs Ltd
Portsmouth Road
GU23 6EW


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