“My fields of interest have always been broad and varied, and I feel a compulsion to explore and learn as much as possible. I like to venture into different disciplines, genres and skill sets, and to combine aesthetics and functionality, transformation and multi-functionality.”
KUFstudios is a multi disciplinary design brand founded by designer and goldsmith Kia Utzon-Frank to contain her versatile practise. It is built to expand according to where Kia’s multifarious experiments take her. KUFstudios is at the time being formed of 6 KUF categories: KUFjewellery, KUFtwist, KUFcakes, KUFstring, KUFstuff and KUFidea. Evertyime she gets a new idea a new category can be added to the list. Each category has roots in KUFidea, which is Kia’s idea developing method – making a model a day and experimenting with different materials and methods. This way she invented the patent pending Louver Twisting Comb (KUFtwist), created big foldable string structures (KUFstring), came up with a concept for bespoke luxury cakes for events (KUFcakes), designed an adjustable plant hanger and other interior design objects (KUFstuff) and made gradient and modular jewellery (KUFjewellery) – the two last categories are being sold through Kia’s webshop. Through KUFidea Kia is consulting and making workshops on idea development.