Design specialist and Firmdale Lodges co-owner Package Kemp is getting extra settled in at Bergdorf Goodman. Constructing on the success of the “World of Kit Kemp” pop-up there earlier this yr, the artistic has imagined a “Secret Garden” vignette in a hall on the retailer’s seventh flooring. As of Aug. 18, a choice of her wallpaper with Andrew Martin, dwelling equipment, tableware and different choose gadgets shall be bought.
With the assistance of New York florist Lewis Miller Design, Kemp needs consumers to be seeing inexperienced — actually — due to actual timber and different greenery. Secret Backyard is her newest installment for the posh retailer, having had a pop-up that coated a bed room, a drawing room and eating room from April till now. As a part of the shop’s English Nation Manor, the Secret Backyard provides method with two stone canines garlanded with flowers, Kemp stated. For a treelike impact, there are materials and wallpapers together with “Racine,” which was impressed by French botanical posters from the Fifties. A shell desk, a mosaic chicken tub, customized chairs in neutral-colored felts with appliqué of florals and vegetation, a bit pull-up stool, a set of chicken packing containers and African lamps made with tons of of tiny white beads and a desk with pineapple-shaped legs. There are additionally different wallpapers, weaves and materials made by Christopher Farr or distributed by Cravet.
The alliance with Bergdorf Goodman appears to be creating into an ongoing one. Kemp stated, “I think they are interested in doing it because it is almost like an antibranding thing. It’s getting away from big names and more toward craftspeople and makers of things. Craft was always second to art but now it’s really establishing itself as something that people really want to have and they are appreciating.”
One other means for “art, craft, color, textile and anything to do with the loom and weaving” will be present in her ebook, “Design Thread,” which is on the market at Bergdorf Goodman. Kemp may even use her phrase abilities to visitor edit the November challenge of “Hospitality Décor.”
With eight motels in London and two in New York — the Crosby Avenue Resort and the Whitby Resort — Firmdale is constructing a 3rd one in Manhattan in TriBeCa. The Warren Avenue Resort shall be a 96-room operation, however there gained’t be any Bergdorf Goodman merchandise bought there or at some other Firmdale Lodges.
“Actually, I don’t think our hotels would be big enough for that,” Kemp stated.