A History in Design

OMK was formed in 1965 by Rodney Kinsman RDI who began designing and manufacturing much of the furniture for the then embryonic Habitat chain.

In 1980 they were approached by the British Airport Authority (BAA) to design a seating system for Gatwick Airport. This triggered a move into public sector seating resulting in a further commission in 1990 to design a seating system for British Rail.

Since then OMK have further expanded their range to satisfy the evolving needs of public area seating.

In 2017 OMK launched OMK 1965, a new collection of Kinsman’s classic products combined with new designs.

AN INTERVIEW WITH RODNEY KINSMAN
OMK 1965

Over 50 Years of Experience

1965
Rodney Kinsman, graduated from the Central School of Art and Design, and OMK was established.

1981
‘Transit’ seating system designed for Gatwick Airport.

1990
Rodney Kinsman appointed Royal Designer for Industry.

2015
‘Flite’ seating system launched and wins Design Guild Mark Award.

1972
Omkstak launched, 1M chairs will go on to be sold.

1989
‘Trax’ designed for British Rail Intercity lines.

1992
‘Seville’ designed for the British pavilion at the Seville Expo.

2016
OMK wins Queen’s Award for Export.

1965
Rodney Kinsman, graduated from the Central School of Art and Design, and OMK was established.

1972
Omkstak launched, 1M chairs will go on to be sold.

1981
‘Transit’ seating system designed for Gatwick Airport.

1989
‘Trax’ designed for British Rail Intercity lines.

1990
Rodney Kinsman appointed Royal Designer for Industry.

1992
‘Seville’ designed for the British pavilion at the Seville Expo.

2015
‘Flite’ seating system launched and wins Design Guild Mark Award.

2016
OMK wins Queen’s Award for Export.

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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Product Design, Development and Customisation

Specification Consultations

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PROJECT EXECUTION

Project Management

Site Installation

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AFTER-SALES SERVICE

Spare Part Stocking

Upgrading and Refurbishment