The popularity of Jenny’s classes grew at such a rate that very soon external premises were needed to accommodate more students! She gradually built up a team of industry professionals to teach alongside her at Leighton House, St Mary Abbots Hall, Blythe Mews and Springvale Terrace – all of which housed KLC during its early years. But it was the move to the fifth floor of Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, in the late 1990s which really positioned KLC right in the heart of London’s design district. Today, the school is comprised of seven large studios, a lecture theatre which seats up to 75 people and a dedicated CAD (computer aided design) suite.
Interior Design Courses
In 1985, after three years of offering short introductory courses in interior decoration, demand increased for the school to provide more substantial qualifications. It was at this point that Jenny Gibbs and her colleagues formulated a yearlong Diploma in Interior Design and a month-long Certificate in Interior Decoration. These qualifications, which have now been in existence for 30 years, continue to be the mainstay of the courses which KLC offer, however they have evolved considerably!