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A BLOOMSBURY BREAKFAST WITH MOLLY MAHON, kit kemp AND MELISSA WHITE
IN CELEBRATION OF LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2021
TUESDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2021 AT CHARLOTTE STREET HOTEL FROM 9AM
In celebration of London Craft Week 2021, enjoy breakfast in the Drawing Room at Charlotte Street Hotel and join journalist, Jo Rodgers in conversation with Textile Designer, Molly Mahon, Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels and Kit Kemp Design Studio, Kit Kemp and Designer and Painter, Melissa White.
Surrounded by Kit Kemp’s Bloomsbury inspired interiors with original artworks by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, the panel will share their love for The Bloomsbury Set, discussing their unique use of craft and colour and how they continue to inspire Kit, Molly and Melissa in their work today.
Molly Mahon will follow with a creative workshop to guide you through making your own unique lampshade, using one of her hand blocked 'Bloomsbury' inspired fabrics in the hotel’s Vanessa Bell Private Event Room.
Limited spaces available.
£30 per person, including a delicious breakfast and in conversation
£100 per person, including a delicious breakfast, in conversation and 1.5 hour workshop with Molly Mahon.
About Molly Mahon
Based in Sussex, Molly Mahon is a British printmaker whose designs are applied to fabrics, wallpapers and a growing range of homewares. Inspired by nature, her travels to India and things that she notices in her daily life, she turns her images into repeat designs and carves them into a block. She never tires of lifting the block and seeing the impression that has been left, which she calls the 'perfect imperfection'. She only settles on designs and colours that she would use in her own home, a home that she finds brings colour, joy and warmth to all ...dogs included! https://mollymahon.com.
About Kit Kemp
Over the years Kit Kemp MBE has been forging an internationally-acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique hotel interiors as Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels and the Kit Kemp Design Studio, but as a successful textiles, fragrance and homewares designer, author and a highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture. With eight award winning hotels in London and two in New York, Kit Kemp is celebrated for her individual and original approach to hotel and residential design, with colourful and detailed storytelling which celebrates craft and captures the imagination.
She has won many awards for her designs including the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year, House & Garden’s Hotel Designer of the Year, The Crown Estate’s Urban Business Award and Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Hotel in the World for Design. Kit has collaborated with leading global design brands such as Wedgwood, Wilton Carpets, Andrew Martin, Anthropologie, Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles, Fine Cell Work, Porta Romana and Annie Selke, creating collections including tableware, fragrance, furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and lighting. http://www.kitkemp.com
About Melissa White
Melissa White is a designer and painter of decorative interiors. From her studio in Hastings, Melissa designs and hand paints surface pattern for interiors. Working largely to commission, she creates bespoke pieces for domestic, commercial and heritage interiors. Her inherent love of surface pattern has drawn her towards diverse and ever-changing influences for her designs. Her open-minded and inquisitive approach to decoration makes for fruitful collaborations whilst ensuring the artwork carries her distinctive signature. Over the years, Melissa has collaborated with prestige brands on award winning designs for fabric and wallpaper. More recently, she has been on a collaborative journey with Kit Kemp, creating large scale, scenic wallpapers for The Whitby Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel in New York and several in London too. Other projects of note include a 10m wide landscape mural for the Queen's summerhouse at Buckingham Palace.
About Jo Rodgers
Jo Rodgers is a writer and regular contributor to Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, House & Garden, and Country Life. She lives with her husband and son in London and East Sussex.