Kit Kemp Mythical Creatures
Kit Kemp has worked with several of the UK’s most exciting design companies creating unique product collections. She has designed hand-embroidered fabrics for Chelsea Textiles, rugs and fabrics for Christopher Farr and a bespoke tea set for Wedgwood.
Her book, A Living Space, was published in 2012. Kit Kemp has worked alongside Wedgwood to create a beautiful collection of specially designed china called Mythical Creatures. The collection includes tea and coffee cups, tea pots, milk jug, sugar bowl and a selection of plates in various sizes.
Her design was based upon a collection of embroidered fabrics produced for Chelsea Textiles and has been applied to the bone china creating a unique illustrative style. Kit is often influenced by a sense of the whimsical and the lyrical, as well as a love of animals. Hence the collection features a series of characters and patterns that have a primitive, folkloric feel.
As well as being an award-winning designer, Kit Kemp is also the co-owner and design director of Firmdale hotels in both London and New York. She was named the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year in 2008 and has gone onto win many more accolades. Firmdale Hotels has received the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2000, 2006 and 2009, a recognition of its outstanding achievement to international trade.