Kirsty Whyte is an award winning UK designer. Kirsty has exhibited at international Fairs such as, the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Maison et Objet, The London Design Festival, 100% Design London, Salone Satellite Milano and Tortona Milano.

She worked for several years at homeware and furniture retailer Habitat, where she gained valuable experience in many areas of retail and design. She has also interned for Tom Dixon and Raw Edges. Kirsty has had items manufactured by Made.com, Modus, Heals and Normann Copenhagen, and freelanced for Dwell, Next & British Home Stores.


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Kirsty Whyte - Designer - Freedom To Exist - Soho House

Kirsty is the Creative & Product Director, for private members club, Soho House. Heading up the product development for retail for both brands Soho Home and Cowshed

As a “side hustle” Kirsty is also a Co-Founder and Creative Director for a new London based watch brand, Freedom To Exist. The brand launched its first collection Edition One in November 2015, which consists of a 30mm diameter watch in 5 colourways. In April 2016 they were successful in funding their Kickstarter campaign for the larger 40mm watch. The collection continues to grow to 23 different colourways, with the new FTE3007 now available for pre-order. 

An award winning designer, Kirsty’s background is in homeware and furniture. Previously the Product & Design Manager for heritage retailer Heal’s (who originally selected her as part of Heal’s discovers 2010).

For several years Kirsty worked at homeware and furniture retailer Habitat, where she gained valuable experience in many areas of retail and design. 

While working for Made.com as the Design Product Manager she was based in Shanghai for a year (August 2011 to September 2012) which allowed her to work directly with manufacturers, gaining valuable experience, contacts and knowledge regarding the whole design development and manufacture process. 

Kirsty has had items manufactured by Made.comModus, Oliver B, Heal’s and Normann Copenhagen, and freelanced for DwellNext & British Home Stores.

Please contact Kirsty for Press enquires, sales or to commission a design – EMAIL

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