Award-winning British label Blackpop specialise in creating elegantly distressed wallpaper, fabric and upholstered furniture for the luxury market.
Manufactured in the UK, the independent label is proud of its artisan heritage and its roots in the heart of the industrious Midlands. All wallpapers and fabrics are digitally printed to the highest standard using cutting edge technology and environmentally friendly inks.
With an expert eye for pattern and colour, Design Director Maxine Hall developed her anarchic take on surface design from a young age. Whilst undertaking a degree in photography, film and Video, Maxine was introduced to digital technologies. She worked freelance with digital media for several years before applying her complex blend of technology and heritage-infused opulence to wallpaper.
Together with Studio Director Paula Moss, the duo run Blackpop, creating unique designs that exude an edgy punk-like take on the past. The first collection launched at Tent, part of the London Design Festival, in 2013. Big name retail collaborations soon followed, including Liberty London. Their exciting, relevant designs are traditional in reference and contemporary in colour palette, with both a modern and vintage feel. Deconstructing and reconstructing classic design styles using modern digital techniques result in an unique, contemporary look.
Blackpop’s signature aesthetic combines historical imagery with abstract mark-making, resulting in contemporary wallpapers and velvet fabrics full of tonal range, intricate patterns and texture. Sources of inspiration are as eclectic and varied as Tudor portraits, Abstract Artists, and the rhythm of Jazz.
Blackpop’s expanding product range includes wallpaper, fabric, cushions and accessories, sourcing one off statement pieces alongside creating new ranges. Their punk-meets-traditional aesthetic extends not only to the upholstery fabric of furniture, but also to detailing using old artisan techniques, such as individual hand studding.
Notable collaborations include The National Portrait Gallery, and a the first store and showroom opened in London last year. With the maximalist interiors trend showing no signs of slowing, we expect great things from the innovative brand.