Kit Kemp, Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels and Kit Kemp Design Studio, and Annie Selke, Founder and Chief Vision Officer of The Annie Selke Companies, have joined creative forces to produce a lifestyle collection inspired by Kit Kemp’s favourite destinations – New York, London, and Barbados.
A magnificent assortment of rugs, pillows, and bedding, ‘The Kit Kemp Collection for Annie Selke’ is a collaboration and friendship that came together with grace, humour, and relative ease via Zoom! After many months of sketching, sampling and scheming we couldn’t be happier to see the collection launch on 7th March 2022.
Join us as we explore its many storied items, each one infused with artisanal warmth and with the power to transform the look and feel of an entire room.
BARBADOS – “a place where you want to take off your shoes and never put them on again” Kit Kemp
It is here the crystal-clear water of the Caribbean Sea meets pristine white beaches, and emerald green palm fronds sway in the wind. It is a place where you truly switch off. Barbados is joyful, its magical vista radiates energy and warmth and is the perfect opportunity to have fun with colour. The bolder the colour, the better it looks…
NEW YORK – “barefoot elegance in a concrete city” Kit Kemp
Craftsmanship is at the heart of the Kit Kemp aesthetic and this Collection showcases the exceptional skill of so many talented artisans. Decorative pillows feature exquisite hand-embroidered details, and the rugs are all expertly woven, knotted and tufted by hand.
The New York spirit of this Collection is melodic and adds spice and mood to any interior…
LONDON – “dip your toe into colour” Kit Kemp
Kit Kemp has cited the life and work of The Bloomsbury Group as an inspiration for many years. They truly loved colour and Vanessa Bell in particular had a very distinctive palette. It is these ‘Bloomsbury Group’ colours that the London collection is inspired by. From the spicy neutral tones of ‘Horseshoe Hand Knotted Jute’ and sunshine yellow of ‘Patchwork Tufted Wool’ to ‘Hotline’ which does all the talking, they work so well with the English depth of light as it changes throughout the seasons.
Kit Kemp ~ “There is nothing that gives you more energy than meeting inspiring people who love what they do and are good at what they do. I feel I have made a lifelong friend during the process. Annie is strong, witty and has a big heart.”