We love a bit of Kit Kemp. The designer behind the Firmdale Hotel Group (Covent Garden Hotel, The Haymarket, The Soho, New York’s Crosby Street) has branched out and is curating a crafts exhibition at  Contemporary Applied Arts.

Kemp always works strong colours that are bold but never garish. Love the idea of working violet and burnt orange.

There’s always been a bit of a artsy craft twist to her work (one of her hotel room trademarks is a fabric-covered tailors’ dummy) so the way she works natural materials – woods, wools and stone – into a thoroughly modern interior just seems very now.

Kemp commissioned individual pieces from the roster of CAA’s craftspeople.

Arranging single objects into multple groupings is always a winner. Works at home for collections of objects that don’t look great on their own. Make a family of them and they come to life.

Each image is quite lively on its own, but it struck me how grouping them geometrically, creates a calming vignette.  Simply lovely. Bethan – news ed

A Living Space is on at Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London W1, until October 2

http://www.caa.org.uk/

http://www.firmdale.com/

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