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DESIGN FOR DIVERSITY: THE FIRST BURSARY IS COMPLETED

DESIGN FOR DIVERSITY: THE FIRST BURSARY IS COMPLETED

The aim of the ‘Bursary+X’ scheme was to support a Student of Colour through a year-long programme of mentoring, designing and realising a number of designs. Blackpop would then print these designs onto their trade mark velvet and have cushions made up.

“The programme has been really beneficial for my development as a textile designer and I have learnt many new skills,” Jessica told me yesterday. “This is the first time I’ve had my designs made into a product. When I first saw them, I could have cried – happy tears.”

Jessica Boateng

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Blackpop and BeauVamp Collaboration

Blackpop and BeauVamp Collaboration

We are thrilled to announce the exciting news that we have collaborated with Alice from BeauVamp who has created the most exquisite and decadent hand stitched lampshades using our silk fabrics. This specially curated collection of lampshades features five of Blackpop’s unique silk designs - 'Vanguard', 'Vanguard Vibe, 'Chapelle Morpho', 'Birdland' and 'Dizzy'. Luxuriously decadent, these lampshades are hand-pleated and stitched and are complemented by locally-sourced hand-dipped trimming. We are rather taken with the wavy-cut fringing, but straight-cut is an option too. Elegant, Tiffany, vintage styled, silk hand stitched lampshades. Lighting up any room with style, colour, pattern and sheer decadence!  

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French style chairs, gothic chairs, velvet fabric, damask fabric for upholstery

Blackpop's New Collection

Let's go outside with Blackpop’s latest collection: The Damned Damask Lockdown is gradually easing, spring is in full-flight and here at Blackpop, we are launching our latest collection, The Damned Damask. Available as a wallpaper and across the range of fabrics. And what better way to celebrate our new freedoms, meeting family and friends and sharing a bottle of fizz, than by taking our furniture outside, in line with the official guidelines, of course!? Pre-loved wing back chairs reupholstered in 'Moulin' and 'Orpheus' Damask style velvet in a more traditional setting! You may be wondering why The Damned Damask, Maxine took inspiration...

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Bespoke Luxury Wallpaper, orange ombré with a band of butterflies

Flexibility, Creativity and Approachability- Why being a small independent business has an abundance of perks!

New Year, Stunning New Projects... Here at Blackpop we love a bespoke brief! Based in the Derbyshire town of Wirksworth, the Blackpop team are small but perfectly formed, and ready to help you on your interiors journey. We love working with our clients to ensure that they achieve their perfect visions. The image shown is a bespoke version of our Chapelle Sunrise wallpaper that we were commissioned to make towards the end of 2020. We changed the colour pallette, added a flurry of butterflies and a bright orange ombré shining up from the ground. This wallpaper is a great example...

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Stunning interior design, featuring Blackpop's Hampton Hex luxury velvet chair.

Stop and Stare Decor

How amazing is this beautiful and uber stylish room scheme by @snowgooseinteriors? We’re absolutely delighted to have our chair, locally upholstered with Blackpop's luxury ‘Hampton Hex’ British velvet included, it really is stunning addition to any room. ‘Hampton Hex’ was designed in collaboration with Sir John Soanes Museum and was inspired by the original drawings for the ceiling of the Queen’s Bedchamber at Hampton Court Palace. Indeed, we’d just like to take a moment to thank all of the fantastic Interior Designers who use our fabrics and wallpapers, we really appreciate you choosing our products to help create your visions....

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Design for Diversity

Design for Diversity

  In addition to designs named in homage to the wonderful Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Thelonious Monk, we also have this gloriously vibrant pattern called ‘Dizzy’, inspired by, yes you’ve guessed it, Dizzy Gillespie with vibrant pops of pink alongside olive green and a fantastically vibrant teal blue.Like Sister Rosetta and Monk, Dizzy was a talented child who could play the piano at 4, was 1 of 9 children, and was born in 1917 in South Carolina. He taught himself to play the trombone and trumpet at the age of 12, with no idea that he would go on to...

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