KIT KEMP FOR WEDGWOOD
Kit Kemp has worked alongside iconic British company Wedgwood to create two beautiful collection of china, Mythical Creatures and Sailor's Farewell.
For Mythical Creatures, Kit Kemp's design was based upon a collection of embroidered fabrics produced for Chelsea Textiles and has been applied to bone china creating a unique, illustrative style. Kit is 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. The collection includes tea and coffee cups, tea pots, bowls, jugs and plates in a range of sizes.
In 2018, Kit Kemp has created Sailor’s Farewell, a new collection continuing the folkloric story.
‘A sailor’s loved-one is waving goodbye on a rock with her scarf flying in the wind. As she waves goodbye the motifs around the china show the sailor’s adventures on the high seas both above and below the waterline. The rust red sails of his sailing ship pass by whales and merfolk fishing, there are two little dogs alone on the high seas, seagulls flying above the lighthouse, and the enticing sight of a house under a palm tree on a faraway desert island. Below in the depths is a frogman, a curious octopus and the flashing fins of many fishes.’ The full service includes tea and coffee cups, espresso cups, coffee mug, teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, egg cups, jugs, a gravy boat and a selection of plates, platters and bowls in various sizes.
Sailor’s Farewell by Kit Kemp is used at The Whitby Hotel in New York and Ham Yard Hotel in London and is available to buy at www.shopkitkemp.com and www.wedgwood.co.uk . Prices start from £30.
PURCHASE THE FULL COLLECTION ONLINE HERE. Mythical Creatures is also available to purchase in Harrods London.
Visit KitKemp.com to discover more about Kit Kemp, Co-owner and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels.