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Since the company was established in 1977, design, innovation, and comfort have been the foundation of King Living’s achievements. Four decades later and King Living is still a family owned and run Australian company, proud of its past and excited about its future.
From the beginning, King Living always strived for the very best design solutions. Company founder David King spent hours on research and development, and as a car enthusiast, he noticed that car seat frames that stood the test of time weren’t made from timber, they were made from steel. This is where the point of difference for King Living was born – creating furniture designed around an engineered steel frame ensuring quality, durability and long lasting comfort.
The advent of the engineered steel frame in 1979, and the patented Postureflex Seating System in 1987, were major milestones – not just for King Living – but for industrial design. Because of these innovations in durability and comfort, every King Living sofa frame is backed by a 25-year warranty.
Over the years, King Living has fostered the evolution of the sofa, from a heavy piece of fixed furniture to a highly flexible system for contemporary lifestyles. All this is centred around David King’s philosophy of creating furniture that’s designed for style, engineered for comfort and built to last. These designs are created by a team of in-house designers, based in Sydney, Australia. The design studio includes industrial designers supported by engineers and artisan tailors, who work in collaboration to create products with exceptional versatility that can offer a personalised solution.
Many of the company’s sofas have gone on to become icons of local and international design. The Jasper, introduced in 2003, has won multiple awards for its clean lines and adaptability, and in 2013, the Neo modular sofa was awarded the nation’s top prize – Australian Furniture of the Year.
Innovation has always been at the core of King Living, demonstrated by the 2015 launch of Integrated touchglide technology, offering customers effortless, personal comfort exhibited in the King Cloud.
In the same year, King Living embarked on expanding internationally with new showroom openings in New Zealand and Singapore. Meanwhile, existing showrooms in Australia are constantly being upgraded with the latest technology in line with ongoing developments in their furniture.
King Living looks forward to the next decade, continuing to be a design leader and celebrating authentic Australian design while fostering the next generation of innovators.