Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has partnered with carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a contemporary collection of woven carpets.
Celebrity designer Kelly Hoppen has joined forces with carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets.
The new venture is the interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and launched at Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London between November 21-22, 2017.
The Kelly Hoppen Collection by Brintons consists of 13 geometric and organic designs in on-trend colourways. Each is woven to order in the full range of specifications that combine Brintons’ patented blend.
Kelly comments, “I wanted to do something quite cutting edge and out there compared to what we see at the moment. I think it’s different and it’s in the forefront of design in terms of commercial carpeting, so I am extremely excited. It’s been fun, it’s been enlightening and I’ve learnt a lot from it. Carpet is an interesting product to design. There is an array of materials and textures and it’s a challenge to design a carpet that is hardwearing but also luxurious, beautiful and comfortable. Although you think of it as a flat surface, it is three-dimensional so the design process is complex. You have to think carefully about scale too as the design needs to work in large expansive areas as well as in narrower spaces such as guestrooms and corridors. Not only that, you need to design a surface that other designers can put their own style on too. Once you get it right though, you just know.”
Kelly Hoppen, who is one of the designers working on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, took inspiration from diverse influences ranging from geometric shapes to elements found in everyday surroundings such as cracks in a pavement and splashes of paint.