Kelly Hoppen reimagines Disney's Mickey Mouse for "grown-up" audience - architecture and design

Kelly Hoppen reimagines Disney's Mickey Mouse for "grown-up" audience



Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has created a life-size statue of Disney's iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse, which she has adapted to suit a "grown-up" audience.
Created for French "pop sculpture" company Leblon Delienne, Mickey Mouse stands at 140 centimetres tall. He features a black and taupe body with gold ears.
Intended for a "clientele of collectors and design enthusiasts", the sculpture provides a contemporary reimagining of Disney's beloved character in Hoppen's signature neutral colour palette.

"Mickey is a universal character with an optimistic outlook," said Juliette de Blegiers, president of Leblon Delienne.
"Everyone has a special relationship with him. He can become very contemporary when imagined in different colours, declensions and finishes," she continued. Kelly Hoppen's Mickey to appeal to adults
Available in a limited run of 99 copies, the sculpture has a neutral colour palette, intended to appeal to adults. His body is made of resin and coated with matte paint. His ears feature a chromed gold finish.
"Mickey Mouse is suited to all ages and the life-size version was done in the matte black I believe is an extremely great art piece that works in every space," Hoppen told Dezeen.

"As a sculpture, he has a very impressive presence. The limited edition of Mickey customised by Kelly in her neutral colour palette taupe and black will appeal to all ages," said De Blegiers.
"It reta...
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