Designer Ben Kelly has worked on projects across the UK, Asia and Europe, and is best known for his work on the interior design on Manchester’s legendary Hacienda nightclub, in addition to work for musical and artistic icons including The Sex Pistols, Factory Records and Vivienne Westwood. Work by Kelly is housed in the permanent collections of the V&A Museum and the British Council.
Kelly’s signature design elements – often described as post-industrial - include the use of International Orange and black and yellow stripes, which have been referenced by numerous designers and institutions, including Raf Simmons, Virgil Abloh and Yohji Yamamoto. Kelly continues to lead interior design practice Ben Kelly Design (BKD).
He was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 2007.
(Photo: Kasia Bobula)