You can’t miss the vibrant personality of Kelli Ellis as she enters the room. Along with fabulous style, she brings an air of confidence and energy. After years of sourcing Sunpan furniture in her projects, it was a natural next step to collaborate and create something special together. After months of detailed planning, Ellis and Sunpan curated a collection that will bring penthouse glamour into any space.
“I have been dreaming of having a furniture collection for years, and to debut with such a phenomenal company is an even better dream than I imagined,” said the designer.
Here is your chance to get to know Kelli Ellis and the collection she designed and curated for Sunpan.
“I was in near tears when I finally got to see my pieces for the first time,” said Ellis after her trip to Asia. She and the Sunpan team went to preview samples and further examine the design and production earlier this year. “I enjoyed meeting all the skilled craftsmen and learning as much as I could about the construction of my designs.”
From sketch to prototype, Ellis has been a hands-on designer instilling her ideas into every piece. Now, guests will finally be able to see the passion that she has for design as her collection of furniture will be unveiled at High Point Market.
As the 20-piece collection is displayed at Market, visitors will also see how Ellis has applied current trends and interpreted consumer behaviour into furniture design. For guests who attended our breakfast talk, Data Behind Design, the launch will be a build upon the topics Ellis and Jaye Anna Mize of Fashion Snoops explored, such as how societal events impact interior design. Femininity and fashion, for example, is presented through Ellis’ use of ruching, textures and colour selection.
“This collection embodies The 3 Fs!” said the designer.
Ellis’ design philosophy to create the perfect room is: “The 3 Fs: Function, Flow and Feel.” With her experience as a celebrity interior designer, artist, curator, and TV personality on HGTV, Bravo and TLC, Ellis shares an understanding of the needs of interior designers and consumers. These were vital factors in how she developed this collection: envisioning how these pieces will come together in final projects and how she could style them in her own work.
The Kelli Ellis Collection x Sunpan will be revealed to the industry at High Point Market. An exclusive launch event, as part of the Steelyard Insider Events, will be hosted at the Sunpan showroom, Showplace 1200 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The event will feature a special talk with Kelli Ellis and Jaye Anna Mize of Fashion Snoops as they share the important role consumer trends play when designing a furniture collection.
RSVP is required: bit.ly/HPMKT-Spring18
To see a sneak peek of the Kelli Ellis Collection, visit our Instagram page @sunpanmodernhome. We can’t wait for you to see the new collection in person and hope to see you at the launch event!