Hoppen set to be keynote speaker at The Forum, Downtown Design’s engaging talks program.

One of the interior design world’s biggest stars will make an appearance during Downtown Design. The iconic style of the South African-born, British interior designer, author, TV personality and proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors, features clean contemporary lines with neutral tones presenting an ambiance of sumptuous warmth, glamour, and tactile opulence. Pivotal to Hoppen’s design is the belief that adding texture to a room adds depth, sensuality, and power. She is known for her ability to elegantly play with a variety of materials and designs in her work, evocative of her East meets West philosophy.

For over 45 years, Hoppen’s passion for beautiful, high-end, and worldly interiors have taken her around the world, earning her numerous prestigious awards and accolades, including an CBE for services to interior design in 2009.

Over the last four decades, Kelly and her talented team have worked on multi-faceted couture interiors, advising on every aspect of the production and detail of a project. Her diverse portfolio includes exclusive commercial properties, five-star hotels, private homes, turnkey properties, yachts, and private jets.

Changing the face of the design industry, particularly through her East meets West approach, Hoppen has incorporated her beautiful objects and knowledge of the unique philosophy and aesthetic of Eastern culture into thousands of her contemporary design projects around the world.

In her spaces, Tibetan heads are placed face-to-face with classical busts while Chinese lacquerware and Balinese baskets are coupled with French furniture and English country fabrics. Her interior design has become a celebration of world culture in its most luxurious and high-end interpretation.

Hoppen will be a keynote speaker at The Forum, Downtown Design’s talks program, featuring an impressive line-up of design personalities and innovative topics and ideas. She will also announce some big news while in Dubai. Stay tuned.

”Dubai is a very special place bursting with creativity and innovation,” says Hoppen. “I am so glad that I am now able to come back and visit after many years. “It is an honor to be a part of Downtown Design and I am so excited to share some big news with you all.”