In memory of a visionary designer and a true gentleman

Peter Kent was a designer with immense style and original talent who will be remembered with love and respect by everyone who worked with him.

Peter Kent was a designer with immense style and original talent who will be remembered with love and respect by everyone who worked with him.

A major creative force in retail design, in 1987 he created the interiors for Next, which came to be acknowledged as the most influential design concept of the decade.

In 1990, Peter joined forces with interior designer Louise Hosker and architect Peter Moore to create Hosker Moore & Kent (now HMKM). The consultancy’s first project was the creation of the Valentino couture flagship boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles and commissions followed from clients such as: Moschino, Furla, Esprit, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges.

Over the past two-and-a-half years Peter fought cancer with his trademark optimism, humour and dignity, retaining his warmth and generosity of character throughout.

Peter died peacefully and at home with his partner Hamish Bowles by his side in the early hours of Sunday, 26 June.

We will all miss him.

HMKM staff, London W1F

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