KIT KEMP’S DESIGN THREAD
4pm -4.50pm (AEST)
Over the years Kit Kemp MBE has been forging an internationally-acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique hotel interiors as Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels but also as a successful textiles, fragrance and homewares designer, author and a highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture.
Kit Kemp is the creative force behind Firmdale Hotels. First opening Dorset Square Hotel in 1985, Firmdale has 10 properties, with eight hotels in London including Ham Yard Hotel, The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel, Haymarket Hotel, Number Sixteen Hotel, Dorset Square Hotel and Knightsbridge Hotel, and two in New York, The Whitby Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel. Kit is celebrated for her individual and original approach to the way she transforms and arranges buildings, with a colourful and detailed storytelling in her design.
Kit has collaborated with leading global design brands such as Wedgwood, Wilton Carpets, Andrew Martin, Anthropologie, Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles and Fine Cell Work, creating collections including tableware, fragrance, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper. Many of these products are available to purchase through Shop Kit Kemp, an online store complete with a range of products ready to buy for the home.
In 2012, Kit published her first book, A Living Space which follows an inspiring personal voyage through the many spaces she has designed. This was followed by a second book, Every Room Tells A Story. Her third and latest book, Design Thread, was published on 21st February 2019.
In 2019, Kit launched Kit Kemp’s Design Thread. A new website which showcases her world of colour and design including collaborations, films, and a blog which shares an insight into her work, design dos and don’ts and day-to-day experiences.
Kit Kemp is also a Trustee of Fine Cell Work and the Heritage of London Trust.
Join Kit for this mini masterclass and learn how to create storied interiors which feature an extraordinary design thread. Kit will talk about her approach to hotel design, product and fabric design, art, craft and beautiful interiors.
This seminar will be a mixture of exclusive pre-recorded footage and a live Q & A with Kit herself in London.