Q&A: Kelly Hoppen

The renowned British designer has pioneered a simple but opulent style that has permeated interior design at every level. Hoppen leads a celebrated interior design studio, which has completed international schemes for residential interiors, yachts, ski chalets, a hotel and numerous corporate spaces, private jets as well as the interiors for British Airway’s first class cabins. Hoppen’s calm, elegant aesthetic has allowed her to achieve a firmly established reputation as a leading innovator in the international design scene.

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By  Monika Grzesik Published  November 19, 2006

|~|hoppen-body1.gif|~||~|The renowned British designer has pioneered a simple but opulent style that has permeated interior design at every level. Hoppen leads a celebrated interior design studio, which has completed international schemes for residential interiors, yachts, ski chalets, a hotel and numerous corporate spaces, private jets as well as the interiors for British Airway’s first class cabins. Hoppen’s calm, elegant aesthetic has allowed her to achieve a firmly established reputation as a leading innovator in the international design scene.

CID: What are the highlights of your commercial commissions?
My most popular commercial commission is probably the first class cabin for British Airways. I also used to do the Cartier Polo Marquee at Windsor for several years and last year completed an amazing golf club at Royal Mougins in France. At the moment I am also working on a restaurant for Gary Rhodes and a four star hotel in Barcelona. In addition to that we also do the interior design for a lot of executive offices.

CID: Can you describe the Kelly Hoppen design style?
The classic Kelly Hoppen style is known for its use of straight lines and symmetrical layouts, strongly influenced by the East meets West philosophy. It is also renowned for the use of my favourite neutral colour palette and my love for mixing different textures together.
My more recent style has a lot more twists to it using very eclectic combinations and incorporating a lot more vintage and round female shapes. It is in fact very Ying & Yang, combining straight and round lines. I also love introducing splashes of colour, whilst still keeping the feel of the space very pure in its core.

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