In the 1970s, we crossed a furniture store with a café and anticipated the idea of the concept store. Today, together with designers, architects and industry, we are looking for new challenges.
Working with Design Network is easy, visionary and straightforward. That’s why we establish collaborations based on honesty, diversity and mutual interests, leveraging each other’s experiences. That, of course, sounds natural to most of us, but in the end it has proven to make the little difference. We also know that passion has a significant role for our clients, which effectively helps them to reach their true commercial potential. That’s how we know that sophisticated product design, storytelling, and insight- driven emotions create a sustainable relation- ship between people and brands in the furniture industry. As a result, we offer a comp- elling mix of talents: young and dynamic thinkers, experienced and insightful storytellers and disruptive souls who all stop and think before working together in teams.
We have been in the furniture industry for quite a while now. Despite our experience, we are always keen and curious about challenging the status quo. That’s why we love searching for new opportunities, reaching beyond given industry rules. We also believe that the accessibility, communication and utilisation of available resources for both the B2B and B2C furniture world are outdated. The main motivation for what we do daily: not thinking outside of the box but thinking like there is no box.
We are a strategic furniture design agency based in Vienna, Austria. Every good idea needs a space, and that’s why we combine creative and strategic minds to find opportunities within and between organisations in the design industry.
We are a third-generation family run business. Back in 1977, it was our founder’s grandparents who decided to merge a furniture retail store with a coffee shop. Nowadays, you would not be surprised to see a regular concept store but trust us when we say this was quite a big step back in the day. Wohnkultur Kilga located at Seilergasse 15, Innsbruck, Austria, opened its doors in 1977 and as of today is still operated by a member of the Kilga family.
It is in the same location, nowadays known as the “Kilga house”, which was the starting point of the second family venture. Möbelagentur Kilga, founded in 1988, operates as an agency connecting furniture brands and retailers. Positioning international brands like Minotti, Poliform, Tom Dixon, Riva 1920 and Stepevi in the exclusive Austrian furniture retail market.
These decades of experience shows that we try, fail, try harder, joke, solve, screw up, and win. As a result, we launched our third venture in 2018: Design Network, a strategic furniture design agency, which despite our experience benefits from young and dynamic thinkers, experienced and insightful storytellers and disruptive souls who all stop and think before working together in teams.