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KIT KEMP
success, what does? Kit Kemp, co-owner and creative director, Firmdale Hotels,
London, was bestowed an MBE (Member of the British Empire) during Her
Majesty's Birthday Honors in 2012. And in 2018, for the fourth time, Firmdale was
granted the Queen's Award for Enterprise-the only hotel group to be recognized
for outstanding achievements in international trade. Since launching the Dorset
Hotel, London, in 1985 with husband and co-founder Tim Kemp, the independent group has grown into a 10-hotel-strong collection whose mission is to celebrate and share British artistry both at home and, in recent years, New York.
"To me, there really isn't a difference between art and craft," says Kemp. "My
design philosophy is rooted in a love of the loom, and weavers and craftspeople
as artisans. Nostalgia and folk art are at the core of my identity." But don't
think her signature quirky touches veer into twee territory-that would be
"toilet roll holders with knitted poodles," she says. Rather, as illustrated in
Kemp's third book, Design Thread, which was published in March, these eccentric pieces tell unique stories about people, places, history and creative techniques. They are emblems of the human touch.
The easy comfort of Kemp's interiors belie her careful orchestration of color,
pattern and scale to create spaces that make people feel good. Her four-month
pop-up installation at Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York
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4 Kemp's pop-up at Bergdorf
Goodman department store in
New York features her product
designs, many for properties in
Firmdale Hotels' portfolio.

5 The "bedroom" vignette at
Bergdorf Goodman showcases
Kemp's love of textiles and craft
through items such as a meticulously stitched headboard.

SIMON BROWN (BERGDORF GOODMAN)

IF HAVING QUEEN ELIZABETH II as an admirer doesn't define the pinnacle of


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Boutique Design - June 2019
Contents
From the Editor
The Buzz
Heroes And Mavericks: Fierce Friends
Fun Pass
Queens Of London
Go Small, Go Home
Products: Flooring
Products: Seating
Exit Interview
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