Author(s): Kelly Hoppen
In House of Hoppen, Kelly Hoppen MBE takes a look back over her stellar career. Packed with previously unseen imagery and letters from Kelly's personal and professional archives, the book charts the course of her career and celebrates some of the many highlights. Fascinating insights into some of Kelly's favourite projects, including her most recent endeavours and some of her own homes, give an overview of the ways in which her design approach has remained both consistent and ever-evolving over the decades. Key themes and design signatures that underpin her work are examined in detail and Kelly also showcases her 'classic' touches - such as her favourite chair designs, lights, wall treatments, cushion style and colour: taupe. House of Hoppen features a rich mix of imagery, from unseen archive material, including personal photographs and letters, to illustrations by contemporary artists, to interior photography by acclaimed photographers such as Tom Stewart, Bill Batten, Vincent Knapp, Mel Yates and Simon Upton.
As a 16-year-old with a passion for design, KELLY HOPPEN was given the opportunity to redesign a family friend's kitchen. This modest commission not only created a teenage entrepreneur, it kick-started one of the most celebrated and extraordinary careers in the design industry. Now, with almost 40 years at the forefront of her field, Kelly is the recipient of numerous design awards and was made an MBE in 2009. She has been an investor on BBC 2's hit entrepreneur show Dragon's Den for two seasons, and she also fronted the Channel 5 Design Series Superior Interiors in 2011. In December 2013, she was awarded the NatWest Everywoman Ambassador award for inspiring more young women to excel.