OUR STORY → MATT DICKEN

Matt Dicken

Founder

DATE

2022

LOCATION

United Kingdom

We want to ensure it’s fantastic aesthetically, but also exactly what they need functionally.

Your inspirations

My parents were both designers, so I grew up in an environment where I was always encouraged to think critically about all aspects of design, and form opinions about what I liked – or didn’t like – and why.

Artistically, I love bold bright colours, so have always been a fan of artists like Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Popova.

Have you always had a passion for Furniture?

There were a few pieces of mid-century and Art Deco furniture in my house as a child, which I always found interesting.  I think these piqued my interest, and from then on anything that was as sculptural as it was functional would usually catch my eye.

“We want to help our clients to choose the perfect furniture for every setting, every time.”
Is your education related

I studied furniture design at college, having loved it throughout school.  Post-grad I focused more on business, but I think the combination of the two has given me a decent platform of experience for life with Kirkdale.

Why partner with Kasra

I’ve known Kasra for a while now and we’re good friends. I love how passionate he is about the industry and he’s great at what he does – I don’t think I could have started this with anyone else.  We certainly bring very different skills to the table, but together I think we make an excellent partnership.

What’s the aim?

To play a part in the creation of amazing spaces that work.  We want to help our clients to choose the perfect furniture for every setting, every time. We want to ensure it’s fantastic aesthetically, but also exactly what they need functionally.