With more than 40 years at the forefront of the design industry, London-based Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in the world.
Timothy Oulton’s beginnings in furniture started in the late ’70s at a small antiques shop that was owned by his dad. Profoundly influenced by his love of antiquities, his father’s military background and an inherent affection for British heritage, Tim has spent the past few decades handcrafting his iconic furniture and design brand—a coalescence of old and new. Homefront caught up with Oulton after the recent opening of his flagship London store, in the historic Bluebird Garage on the storied King’s Road in Chelsea.
Homefront tracked down Scott Richler and Gabriel Kakon of Gabriel Scott to chat about their design philosophies, their expansion plans and how as “brothers-in-law” they can improbably work together.
“Dashing” is how one would describe Paris-based architect and interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, for both his youthful good looks and his speed of travel in the world of design.
French designer Christian Lacroix’s signature couture was bold, exuberant, colourful and baroque. Today, his spirit lives on in an opulent collection of tableware, vibrant upholstery fabrics, iconic wallpaper and fabulous ready-to-wear clothing.
Homefront managed to catch designer Kimberley Seldon in between taping a regular episode of Cityline and jumping on a flight to Edmonton, where she was meeting with former President Jimmy Carter.
Dashing Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who first drew international recognition for his knotted chair in 1996.
Design can only take you so far…It’s your job to do the rest,” says award-winning designer Rafael de Cárdenas.
“London’s most prodigious dandy” is a somewhat multifarious moniker for a father of three who is, at the same time, a coveted interior designer, darling impresario and hands-on hotelier.
Homefront’s Shelley Black recently caught up with Kit while she was hard at work on her newest hotel, scheduled to open in New York City in the fall of 2016.