Off the peg: the bespoke interiors of Ben Kelly

Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone

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For over 30 years leading British Interior Designer Ben Kelly has created the alternative to mainstream high street interior space. He is known for the industrial look that he developed in the 1980s in the infamous Hacienda Club and Dry Bar in Manchester. In this article the authors explore Kelly’s work and what atmosphere means in relation to the interior and its occupation within these spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterior atmospheres
EditorsJ. Preston
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470512548
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


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