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from the editor

Photo by KATE PREVITE

bold and beautiful
When I first walked into the Crosby
Street Hotel in New York a decade ago, I knew
I had entered somewhere special. A beautiful
marriage of vibrant color, unique patterns,
and layers of texture; each space unfolded
to offer another surprise. Though there was
a lot going on, it all worked. The hotel was
comfortable, inviting, modern yet traditional,
and whimsical all at once-a design I had not
experienced before.
I was lucky enough to meet the master
weaver behind it all, Kit Kemp, cofounder of
Firmdale Hotels along with her husband Tim
(she handles the design, he oversees the development). You could sense that
the hotel was a direct reflection of her-joyous, passionate, mesmerizing-
reimagined into a physical space. She is a designer who knows the story
behind every fabric and piece of art, and absolutely loves every moment of
bringing it all together. In fact, she told me the story of how she wanted to
do a large patchwork repeat on one of the sofas but couldn't find the right
one. So her and her friend, Louise Hallet, spent a weekend listening to '70s
music, with Kit cutting and Louise sewing exactly what she had envisioned. I
was sold. To this day, when people ask about my favorite hotel, the answer is
simple: the Crosby.
I have become a fan of all that Firmdale has created since they first
started in 1985, which comprises a collection of properties in London, as
well as a second in New York (the Whitby in Midtown opened in 2017), and
another that will soon open in Tribeca. Each one is as colorful and art filled as
the next, breaking many industry molds.
As a result, so is this issue. As guest editor, Kit naturally decided to give
you a glimpse into her world-the artists and craftspeople she collaborates
with to make her eclectic spaces come to life. She also takes us through her
favorite spots in London, and lets us in on her process and approach to hotels
in her very honest memoir. Like her hotels, she chose everything that is in
these pages, and we even incorporated the thread and signature font found on
her blog and in her books. It may seem like a bit of a departure for us at HD,
but one we thoroughly enjoyed. It's amazing to collaborate with someone who
loves doing what they do as much as we do. We hope you feel the same.
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
Editor in Chief/Senior Vice President, Design Group
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Hospitality Design - November 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2019

Hospitality Design - November 2019
Contents
from the editor
from the guest editor
memoir
places: london
interview: kit kemp and martin waller
interview: makers
project breakdown: color story
interview: ones to watch
designing the details: headboards
5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
profile: michal silver
lighting
wallcoverings
seating
collaborators
curating art: alan cristea
bringing a room to life: lewis miller
painting a picture: eileen cooper
for the love of books: philip blackwell
projects
crosby street hotel
ham yard hotel
charlotte street hotel
ad index
back space: ruby kean
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Intro
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Hospitality Design - November 2019
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Contents
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - from the editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - from the guest editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - memoir
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - places: london
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - interview: kit kemp and martin waller
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - interview: makers
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - project breakdown: color story
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - interview: ones to watch
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - designing the details: headboards
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 98
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - profile: michal silver
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - wallcoverings
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - seating
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - collaborators
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - curating art: alan cristea
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - bringing a room to life: lewis miller
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 119
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - painting a picture: eileen cooper
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 121
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - for the love of books: philip blackwell
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 124
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - projects
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - crosby street hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ham yard hotel
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 129
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - charlotte street hotel
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 131
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ad index
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 135
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - back space: ruby kean
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