Blackpop's Blog

Ever thought of relocating?

Great to be featured in a recent post about Wirksworth by our super talented friends and fellow creatives Curiousa & Curiousa. Blackpop made the move to this special town over a year ago now and since then we've not ooked back. Set in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales our quirky, historic and vibrant town is home to our showroom [ known as the 'emporium of design delights!], our studio and where we live. Fast becoming 'Derbyshire's Design District' Wirksworth plays host to a number of independent businesses, a contemporary arts festival, arthouse cinema, award winning pubs and of course...

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New Vivacious Velvets

New Vivacious Velvets     Who doesn’t love a bit of sensually soft velvet? Who can’t resist stroking this sumptuous wonder of the fabric world as they pass a velvet chair in a showroom? We definitely have our hands ( and feet! ) firmly stuck in the air, shouting ‘us,us,us!’     We at Blackpop adore our velvet fabrics and most of our wallpaper designs are usually available in this most deliciously tactile of fabrics too.   Neo 13 available in fabric and wallpaper   Our most recent The ‘Collector’s’ Collection was an exciting collaboration with the fascinating treasure trove...

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New 'Collector's' collection launching at Decorex 2018

Blackpop are delighted to be launching their new collection of Wallpapers & Fabrics at Decorex in September 2018. The ‘Collector’s’ Collection is inspired by the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London’s hidden gem and treasure trove of antiquities and wonder. Collaborating with the museum and directly working and reworking architects drawings, paintings and objects d'art, Blackpop has undoubtedly created its most opulent & dramatic work to date. The ‘Collector’s’ Collection consists of 5 new wallpaper designs, 3 new fabric designs and 2 hand woven rugs, each with its own story to tell.  A portion of all sales go to the Sir...

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Making Out 67-17 - Solent University Southampton

Making Out 67-17  Explore LGBTQ+ design over the last fifty years  3 November 2017 - 6 January 2018Solent University Southampton With a unique, world-first focus on LGBTQ+ design, the exhibition brought together disciplines, images and objects to highlight the diversity and talent of the LGBTQ+ communities - and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the UK's Sexual Offences Act. Designers on display Alexander McQueen, Holly Johnson, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Blackpop, Chip Kidd, Derek Jarman, Fantastic Man, Maggi Hambling, Emmanuel Cooper, Eileen Gray, Philip Johnson, Jop van Bennekom, Angus Suttie, Kyle Bean, Matt Smith, Alex Butenko, Lee Dalgleish, Marianne Straub,...

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