Part2: A journey through Decorex with Kit Kemp – by Jim Evans

[A shortened version published in Bridge for Design, Winter 2013]

 

 

We continue from the first article with the briefest list of discoveries:

Reclaimed, restored and resurrected! Tiles no less, from Bert & May add a detailed twist as the main attraction to a design.

Bert & May

Hand embellished wall coverings

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Exquisite hand painted wallpapers from De Gournay as featured in the shooting gallery hall of Kit’s own Haymarket Hotel here displaying a delicate garden setting with hues of gold leaf flicking the birds out to grab your attention.

Briefly mentioned but worth a long linger at the OCHRE stand.  Decorex2013-Kit-Kemp-tour-HR-53 OCHREtriple-seed Decorex2013-Kit-Kemp-tour-HR-51 OChre OCHRE

On to Teasel England’s stand Kit smoothes a hand over the softest wools and dares us to not fall in love with the touch alone.

Teasel England

Kit enthuses that these retro seed packet designs on Ian Sanderson are set to become a trend setting style.

Kit Kemp on Ian Sanderson's stand Decorex

A bright magenta silk shade from Julian Chichester captured our attention like a beacon and brought our eye down to the vibrant ethnic-styled fabric armchair, which Kit caressed.

Julian Chichester magenta pineapple lamp

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