Saturday, 18 September 2010

Meeting Kelly Hoppen

I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of the Kelly Hoppen Home collection in Hong Kong last week where a group of designers were able to get a sneak preview of the furniture and home wares (which will be sold in Hong Kong by Indigo Living) and meet the lady herself. Often dubbed the "Queen of Taupe", Kelly Hoppen has had a prolific career, and she shows no signs of slowing down with this new collection and the release of another book. The entire collection is hand made in China, and despite what your preconceptions may be about the origins, the quality is surprisingly good - as the designer herself can attest having travelled to Hong Kong via the factory.

The collection is broad and varied, some pieces bare the trademark Hoppen style - mixed textures, Asian influences - and others show new sources of inspiration. The collection was designed, Hoppen explained to us, to work in a variety of interiors and work with a large range of styles. Pieces are versatile and can be used almost anywhere. I think my favorite would have to be the dining chairs (seen above) which to me have a whiff of Prouvé about them.

The collection will be in the Indigo Living stores in Hong Kong from mid-October, and available internationally in the near future.

John McLennon CEO of Indigo Living with Kelly Hoppen MBE at the product launch in Hong Kong last week

I'm off to London in a few days, so this might be my last post until I get back at the end of the month. But stay tuned for exiting news and reports from Decorex, 100% Design and other exiting events.


DesignTies said...

I love Kelly Hoppen's designs. Any idea if her furniture will make its way to North America??

Have a safe trip to London :-)


Suzy said...

I'm sure it will Kelly - maybe check out her website for more info?