Sustaining an impressive 40 year career, Kelly Hoppen’s iconic design sensibility renders recognizable silhouettes in whispy neutral hues that continue to inspire the next generation of design enthusiasts.
Kelly believes that texture has the power to add depth and sensuality to a room and she elegantly plays with materials to create designs that are reactive of her sophisticated East-meets-West design philosophy. And, with over 100 furniture pieces under her belt, the designer continues to push conventional boundaries in order to create original product designs.
An interview with Kelly Hoppen
Kelly Hoppen MBE’s iconic style features clean lines and neutral tones blended with charming warmth and sumptuous tactile opulence. Kelly believes that texture has the power to add depth and sensuality to a room and she elegantly plays with materials to c
Inspiration can come from anything and anywhere…
I’m hugely inspired by my travels, I was fortunate enough to grow up with parents who loved to travel so I saw quite a lot of the world as a child. When I visit a new place it always stimulates my creativity, and often my surroundings hugely influence my designs.
When it comes to furniture design and interior design…
I’d say the main parallel is the end goal, which is always to create something which is timeless, classic, and harmonious. Whether this is furniture, homes, yachts or something different, my ethos always remains the same.
It all comes from the same part of the brain...
But when designing furniture there is a different approach. Furniture is about the function and design of the object, and envisioning it as part of the bigger picture, whereas when designing interiors you are taking into account the entire space.
Enjoy a few tunes from Kelly Hoppen's personal playlist