About

Kibre is an Interior Design and Furnishing Studio based in London and West Sussex. We focus on creating unique aspirational spaces for people to love and enjoy as their homes, work environments and social areas. We are passionate about design and believe wholeheartedly in the difference it makes to our wellbeing.

We are Kibre
Our Story

Kibre is a privately owned, design led interior design and furnishing studio with a strong understanding of the residential sector.

 

Established in 2012 by Dominic Coleman and Robin Hutton, we set out to create value through design for large residential landlords, as well as private clients on selected projects. We worked with some of the UK’s largest landlords, enhancing their portfolios through strategic acquisition, and clever interior design. This experience helped us to understand the importance of considering design within the context of both local market and investor demands, making us unique in the marketplace.

 

Seeing the exciting opportunities presented by the emerging Built to Rent (BTR) sector in 2015, the business grew with the ambition of becoming the ‘go to’ designer and furniture provider for all BTR landlords. We have now delivered 65 projects, and have designed, procured and installed FF&E in over 4000 apartments across the UK.

 

We are enormously passionate about what we do, and we love to see our visions and ideas come together to create something unique and that adds value for our clients.

We are Kibre
Meet the Directors
  • DOMINIC COLEMAN

    Director

    Dominic has 20 years experience working in residential property design, refurbishment and development. He has designed and delivered multi-unit developments, rural conversions and super prime residences for high net worth individuals and celebrities. He trained at Ravensbourne College, one of the UK’s top design colleges, and then went on to work with designers such as Kelly Hoppen and Godrich Design as an interior designer and project manager. Working for Grainger plc as a Development Director provided a unique platform to hone his skills as the client and designer on a huge range of projects. His exposure to, and love of, design provides him with a unique insight into the best of breed suppliers and a design flair to create beautiful spaces. His key focus is on the concept design and delivery of all Kibre projects, ensuring that the client’s aspirations are met.

  • ROBIN HUTTON

    Director

    Robin has significant experience in the residential investment sector having worked for CBRE as a Director of their residential investment team and, prior to that, in the residential investment and asset management team at Grainger plc. He has a strong understanding of the UK residential market and has assisted some of the largest residential landlords in the UK in developing their portfolios, providing strategic investment advice, as well as assisting in the implementation of asset management strategies to maximise portfolio performance. At CBRE, Robin was part of the team that pioneered Build to Rent (BTR) in the UK, before forming KIBRE in 2012 with Dominic where they grew to understand the opportunities in design and furnishing offered by the sector. At Kibre, Robin focuses on the strategic and financial aspects of the business.

     

We are Kibre
WHY THE NAME KIBRE?

KIBRE (pronounced like fibre with a K).

We are passionate about design and love to see our visions and ideas come together to create unique spaces for our clients. We wanted a name synonymous with the passion we both share, but something different and unique. Alongside Design, both of us are passionate about Motorbiking and so we created the name Kibre as an anagram of biker.

Who We Work With
Testimonials
  • Tina Clinton

    Urban Bubble

    Dominic & Robin at KIBRE are a pleasure to work with, they are extremely passionate and strive for perfection. The whole team acted professionally throughout and the building (The Slate Yard, Manchester) was handed over ahead of schedule. We couldn’t have been happier with the service and delivery from start to finish, and the results speak for themselves. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others and can not thank them enough for taking away the pains that these projects often bring.

  • Rob Cole

    Cole Management

    We enjoy a longstanding relationship with the team at KIBRE and have worked on numerous projects with them over the years; their approach in every instance has been client and design focused and they have delivered their services with the highest levels of commitment and integrity. In their role as team leader they encourage in others what they demand of themselves and we have always found working with them to be hugely satisfying and enjoyable!

  • Dan Batterton

    Legal & General

    We appointed KIBRE to design and furnish the ground floor reception and communal areas as well as the apartments in our first Build to Rent development at The Slate Yard in Manchester. Their energy and enthusiasm for the project was notable throughout the process and the end result has been a huge success, critical in speeding up letting time. KIBRE’s meticulous design and detailing has transformed our building in to a Build to Rent development that we are all really proud of, and it is attracting very positive feedback from residents. The furnishings are all well considered good quality products which are designed for purpose and look great. They delivered ahead of schedule, within budget and the installation process was exceptionally smooth and professional. We could not be more pleased with the service that KIBRE provided us and we look forward to working with them again.

  • Marcus Wisskerchin

    Private

    KIBRE's experience in high end residential, interior design, architecture and complicated projects has enabled us to communicate our ambition and watch it become realised. We have spent time with Dominic personally, working through our wide range of requirements and the project’s aspirations. His design background and experience in the marketplace has allowed us to work creatively, making a special and unique space that we look forward to realising. The professional team that KIBRE has appointed on our behalf is a dynamic and experienced group of professionals who consider each detail and find solutions to the challenges that arise as the project develops. This project is one where privacy and discretion is required and we have felt that this has been considered throughout the project and the appointments made on our behalf. This project is on-going and we look forward to working with KIBRE to realise the full potential of this project soon.