Rachel Kelly is an award winning design textile designer renowned internationally for her process led wallcovering designs. Over the past 10 years the Interactive Wallpaper website has enabled a worldwide community to create their own bespoke wall designs.
The quote below from the New York Times “Too much wallpaper can be like too much candy. But used sparingly, it can be an effective accent in an otherwise white box. Stickers may be scattered or layered on patterned panels for a custom look using a kit by Rachel Kelly” illustrates the Interactive Wallpaper approach.
The Guardian describes Rachel’s work as “silhouettes of wild flowers”…. reflects her abiding nature inspired aesthetic
Interactive Wallpaper has created designs for institutions including The Royal London Hospital, BBC Media Centre, Arts Council England, The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool and Franc Franc, Japan.
In addition to her studio practice Rachel has built up a research profile developing paper and textile projects with organisations such as The Clinical Sciences Research Centre, Ahlstrom and in her teaching and research at Manchester School of Art.
Rachel is based in the English Lake District and recent local projects include designs for a premier Lake District Hotel and a European funded design commission for the Florence Mine Centre in West Cumbria as well as a number of private clients.
Rachel’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester.