Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kelly Hoppen talks taps…

Undisputed queen of interiors (not to mention taupe), Kelly Hoppen MBE is currently on-screen presenting Channel 5’s ‘Superior Interiors’. She is guiding consumers on room design, in her signature style, to create simple yet opulent homes. Kelly has not only created interiors for elite private clients, yachts, hotels and restaurants, but has also shared her style secrets in several books, an iPhone App and even launched a Kelly Hoppen design school – where do I sign up?
What you may or may not know is that Kelly has also created three ranges of brassware for Waterfront. The original self-titled Kelly Hoppen collection was joined by the luxurious Kelly Hoppen Limited Edition range, and then KH2.
In an interview, earlier this year, we emailed to ask her thoughts...Well, she is amazingly busy, just follow her @IMKellyHoppen to see...

Kelly Hoppen Limited Edition
brassware for Waterfront

“I simply wanted to design my own signature collection. I wanted product that was very modern and very square, with clean functional lines,” says Kelly when asked what she wanted to achieve with her design. “As I do with all of my product design projects, I designed product that I would like to use within my own interior designs; items that I would constantly search for but couldn’t find.” And so Kelly Hoppen branded brassware was conceived, featuring her design ethos, which she explains as “simple, clean lines and functional”.

KH2 three-piece
basin mixer
The Kelly Hoppen brassware collection features long, sleek, lines, with geometric, flat spouts and handles, while a ‘waterfall’ form is central to the design of Kelly Hoppen Limited Edition. KH2 still boasts rectilinear styling but plays with slightly more detail than the original range.
But taps and showers form just one of the many and varied product ranges Kelly has created, from bed linen to wallpaper, shutters through to paint. However, she doesn’t compare the disciplines, saying: “The tap range is its own entity but works in harmony with my design philosophy and never looks out of place within my bathroom designs.”
And Kelly is now expanding all of current product ranges, as well as having recently published her seventh design book ‘Kelly Hoppen Ideas’ and is already working on her eighth! It is, says Kelly “very exciting times!”
Exciting undoubtedly... but spinning all those plates (Kelly Hoppen-designed no doubt), it's a surprise it's not exhausting, too!

For more news, views, product trends and interview, sign up for a FREE issue of Kitchens & Bathrooms News

No comments:

Post a Comment