Professor Ben Kelly

About

Ben Kelly RDI is one of the UK's most influential designers. He is best known for his interior design of the legendary nightclub, The Haçienda. His practice produced influential work for The Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Factory Records, 4AD, The Science Museum, The Design Council, The V&A, The Natural History Museum, Gymbox and BIMM.

Kelly's installation work has been commissioned by the Vinyl Factory at 180 The Strand, the South Bank Centre and the British Council and his work is held in the permanent collection's of the V&A and the British Council.

Kelly has been extensively awarded for exhibition design, record cover design and interiors.

Kelly is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and Professor in Interior Design at Kingston University. He graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1974 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Design from Kingston University in 2000 and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Art in 2018. 

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Interior Design

Research

Kelly's installation work has been commissioned by the Vinyl Factory at 180 The Strand, the South Bank Centre and the British Council and his work is held in the permanent collection's of the V&A and the British Council.

Kelly has been extensively awarded for exhibition design, record cover design and interiors.

Kelly is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and Professor in Interior Design at Kingston University. He graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1974 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Design from Kingston University in 2000 and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Art in 2018. 

Publications

Number of items: 19.

Artefact/Device

Kelly, Ben [Artist] (2018) COLUMNS : concerning the building of these columns, we have no certain news. (Installation).

Kelly, Ben [Artist] (2017) COLUMNS : concerning the building of these columns, we have no certain news. (Installation).

Article

Kelly, Ben [Interviewee], Crook, Martin [Interviewer] and Wren, Andrew [Interviewer] (2022) Come Together : Ben Kelly. Midtempo Magazine, 4,

Kelly, Ben [Interviewee] and Something Curated [Interviewer] (2017) Interview : designer Ben Kelly on his versatile practice & collaborating with Virgil Abloh. Something Curated,

Design

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (2009) The Public: gallery space. Interactive design gallery space.

Kelly, Ben (2005) Fallon Advertising Agency. London, UK : Interior/industrial design.

Ben Kelly Design, . and Cumberlidge, Clare [Curator] (2004) Wonderful: visions of the near future. Exhibition design.

Kelly, Ben (2003) Hometime: eight rooms. Interior/industrial design.

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (1999) 100% Design exhibition. Exhibition design.

Kelly, Ben [Designer], Khera, Paul [Designer] and Beddoes, Maria [Designer] (1998) True stories. Exhibition design.

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (1997) Design Council offices. Office building.

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (1995) The basement. Children's gallery.

Exhibition

Kelly, Ben [Artist] and Abloh, Virgil [Collaborator] (2017) RUIN. .

Rossi, Catharine [Curator], Kelly, Ben [Designer] and Fisher, Fiona [Research team member] (2014) Space Electronic : Then and Now. 14th International Architecture Exhibition. .

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (2012) British design 1948-2012: innovation in the modern age. .

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (2009) Identity: eight rooms, nine lives. .

Kelly, Ben [Designer] (2008) Design cities. .

Kelly, Ben (2002) Web wizards. Design Museum. , London, UK.

Sound Recording

Kelly, Ben [Interviewee] and Dowley, Bryan [Interviewer] (2021) Meeting Kanye West and designing The Haçienda with Ben Kelly. (Podcast). Pirated Material. (70 min.) (Pirated Radio, no. 12)

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