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Maison & Objet Invitation

Are you going to Maison & Objet in Paris? If so, you are cordially invited to visit Kelly on the Halo Asia stand where she will be showcasing her new products.

The Maison & Objet show is in Paris from September 7th to 11th. Their collection will also be featured at Furniture China 2012 from 11 to 15 of September in Gaoming, China.

We can’t wait to share the collections with you and all the news from the shows! Stay tuned on Kelly’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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My Beijing Trip in August

Just returned from an incredible trip to Beijing. I spent 4 days in this amazing city. There are so many exciting projects I’m working on in China and I can’t wait to share them with you all!

The Chinese market has always been so important to me. It is the fourth-largest economy in the world and many countries are vying for a share of this market. I’m happy to see the UK strengthening it’s partnerships with China through exciting initiatives like China Business Day held in London two weeks ago and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

The main purpose of this trip was to meet my client – Beijing Topwin Real Estate Development Co. – an influential property developer in China whose business portfolio include hotels, residential and commercial properties. I’m very excited to be working with them, I’m designing a number of apartments and penthouses for one of their residential buildings.

During the various meeting and presentations with the client, the ideas just kept flowing so much, so that we are now talking about other projects including designing a KH style hotel – so exciting!

It was boiling in Beijing, I couldn’t believe how hot it was! As usual everyone was incredibly friendly, I felt so welcome and the client organised everything perfectly, they really made me feel like a queen!

I love Beijing and feel so inspired by this great city I can’t wait to come back.

You wont believe what happened during the flight though, on the return leg of journey, I was peacefully asleep in British Airways first class, my favourite… when suddenly an announcement came on telling everyone to put the oxygen masks and the life jackets! You can imagine how I felt, waking up to this was a surprise, to say the least, and I just kept thinking about the instructions and how to put the mask on… but to my relief, a lovely BA crew member then came up to me and said it was a false alarm, phew! I still love BA though and their amazing crew, thanks for looking after me!

I’m glad to be back home in London for a couple of days before jetting off on holiday to soak up the final Olympic atmosphere.

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Kelly’s trip to China!

Kelly is buzzing from her trip to China! Kelly was a special guest at a reception at the British Embassy, visited the factory where they produce her collection for Halo Furniture and she took part in Guangzhou Design Week giving a key note speech to people passionate about design and interiors.

After the speech, Kelly signed copies of newest book Ideas with her Chinese fans.

Kelly also spoke with a number of leading Chinese design magazines so keep an eye out for those articles if you are in China!

Kelly was thrilled with the warm welcome she received so thanks for everyone for your amazing support!

More news on Kelly’s Facebook or on her Chinese profiles Weibo, Kaixin, Renren and Douban.

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Kelly’s in China!

Kelly is thrilled to be back in mainland China to take part in the Guangzhou Design Week!

On Monday Kelly started her trip in Asia by attending a special event at the British consulate in Hong Kong as she will be an ambassador for Britain in Asia next year. Though it was her mentor and dear friend Vidal Sassoon who started the ‘Kelly for Prime Minister’ campaign in his CNBC Meets Interview it seems that Kelly herself is making great strides at showcasing her uniquely British design sense to China.

Today she’s been working hard with her partners Halo Asia signing off on the pieces for her latest furniture collection. She’s even visited the factories where they make the items!

On Saturday she’ll be taking part in one of China’s most important design festivals to showcase her furniture range. The collection has been a great success here in the UK and Kelly is excited to showcase the line to Chinese design professionals. She’ll also be signing copies of her new book Ideas…just in time for (Chinese) New Year!

Kelly will be taking exclusive pictures for us so be sure to take a look at her Facebook page on Monday!

If you are in China be sure to see Kelly at the Guangzhou Design Week on Saturday! Check her profiles on Weibo, Kaixin, Renren , Renren Xiaozhan and Douban for more information.

Kelly在中国!

Kelly再次来到中国参加广州国际设计周啦!

这周一Kelly参加了英国驻华大使馆的一个活动,你知道吗明年Kelly将要代表英国成为英国在整个亚洲的形象大使啦!尽管是Kelly的良师兼益友Vidal Sassoon在前不久Kelly参加的美国CNBC访谈节目先开启的 “凯丽为首相(Kelly for Prime Minister)”的宣传活动,但Kelly本人也正在努力为此事取得大步进展,希望可以让更多的中国朋友们感受到她的独家设计理念。

今天Kelly正致力于展出她与中国厂商Halo Asia合作生产的最新系列家具。当时Kelly本人还亲自参观了制造这些家具的工厂哦!

本周六Kelly将出席中国最为重要的设计庆典之一,广州国际设计周,展出她的最新家居作品。该系列在英国获得了巨大成功,Kelly本人也十分激动能跟中国的广大同行精英们分享她的这些作品。届时Kelly也会当场签售她的最新著作Ideas….正好为了庆祝即将到来的中国新年!

Kelly将会拍照留念为我们记录她在中国的整个行程状况,所以下周一记得要关注Kelly的Facebook更新内容哦!

如果你在中国,本周六一定要参加此次广州国际设计周与Kelly进行亲密接触哦!更多信息敬请关注Kelly的新浪微博开心主页人人主页人人小站豆瓣主页

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Hello China!

After nearly a month’s work, my Chinese “Facebook” and “Twitter” are finally ready!

I am so happy that I can now connect directly with my Chinese fans… and you can connect with me now too!

I adore visiting visiting China and had a wonderful welcome on my last trip to Hongkong and Shenzhen! As you know, I am a proud partner of two Chinese companies. Halo designed my furniture range and Alexandre is the wonderful retailer that sells my products in mainland China.

Aside from the business I also have friends on my Facebook page from Taiwan. It seemed like a perfect time to connect my Chinese fans on their own sites in Mandarin.

I do have some help from Li Chen and Qiaoshen Wu with the translations and helping me stay connected on all my special Chinese profiles…But it is really me sharing my thoughts, inspirations and projects!

I have pages on Kaixin, Douban and Weibo. I even have an account in Tianya community, where I share fantastic images regularly. I’m still waiting on Renren page but it is coming very soon.

I’m so thrilled to be able to make new friends and share my passions with the Chinese people. I hope you will join me on my Chinese profiles.

Kelly x

中国你好!

在将近一个月的准备工作后,我的中文“Facebook”和“Twitter”终于开张了!

我很高兴现在能和中国的朋友们更直接的相互交流了!

我一直都很喜欢来中国,还记得在上一次的香港,深圳之旅中自己受到了非常热情的欢迎!此外,我在中国还有一些合作项目,Halo和Alexandre(亚利山卓)是目前我所合作的两家中国企业。其中,Halo负责设计我的系列家具, Alexandre(亚利山卓)则是我在中国大陆地区的产品代理。

除了和中国企业在生意上的往来,我还多通过Facebook认识了众多的台湾粉丝。因此,现在正是我建立中文网页的好时机,这样就方便了中国的朋友们通过他们自己的社交网站与我直接进行交流了。

尽管我确实需要来自陈莉和吴巧屾两个人在语言翻译和个人主页管理方面的帮助,但是真的是我在分享我的想法,灵感以及我的作品!

现在我的开心网豆瓣小站新浪微博都已经开通了。我甚至在天涯论坛中都有自己的帐号,定时的发一些精美的设计图片的帖子。虽然人人网的公共主页还在审核中,但是相信它很快就能和大家见面了。

我非常期待和盼望能够多交些中国的朋友,和你们分享我在室内设计方面的热情。希望你们能加入我的网上社区,成为我的好友。

Kelly