Wallpaper, Fabric and Furniture with Added Edge
Blackpop is an independent British label specialising in designing elegantly distressed wallpaper, fabric and upholstered furniture for the luxury market. Manufactured in the UK, Blackpop is proud of its artisan heritage and its roots in the heart of the industrious Midlands.
MAXINE HALL Design Director
Maxine has an expert eye for pattern and colour. Since covering her bedroom walls with newspaper when she was 13, she’s always had an anarchic take on surface design. She was introduced to the digital environment in the 1980"s whilst studying at Westminster University for her degree in photography, film and Video. She also has an MA in Art and Media Practice. Her lifetime interest in digital media, art and design translates perfectly to her contemporary fabric and wallpaper designs.
Maxine excels in blending historical imagery with abstract mark-making to create contemporary wallpapers and velvet fabrics full of tonal range, intricate patterns and opulent textures. Her unique designs exude an edgy punk-like take on the past, drawing on inspiration as eclectic as Tudor portraits, Abstract Artists, and the rhythm of Jazz.
PAULA MOSS Studio Director
Paula studied Photography at the University of Derby. From there she founded the dedicated photographic gallery and darkrooms The Arbor, sited in the grounds of The Arboretum, the first public park in the world.
During her time as a Freelance Creative, she has led many ground breaking photography and visual arts projects. Paula has also worked with and taken inspiration from some of the countries leading Archive collections.
It is with all this creative energy and organisational experience, that she now directs at Blackpop.
WALLPAPER AND FABRIC COLLECTIONS
This painterly, deeply textured set of designs inspired by the New York Abstract Expressionist movement of the 40’s and 50’s are available in new wide widths. Pairs of designs mirror each other - one is an orgy of randomly splashed colour whilst the other is made by dripping paint, creating dark mysterious paths that lead to nowhere. Wallpapers and fabrics may be paired together to create jaw dropping interior statements. Maxine, Blackpop’s designer says she ‘sees walls as empty canvases waiting to be brought to life’.
The Tudors – Deconstructed
Imagery from Tudor portraits, juxtaposed with their digital scans, results in a range that oozes tradition and abstract mark-making, and celebrates the unexpected bright pigments of the era. Video shot at the National Portrait Gallery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM_pSPR3mzk
The Vintage Inspired Collection
Blackpop’s first range took reference from many visits to stately homes such as Chatsworth House. The collection subtly and strikingly evokes the rich tapestry of the past.
MADE IN THE UK
Blackpop are proud to be based in Derbyshire, and care passionately about their client service and the quality of their products. They are committed to using the skill set and experience of local printers and crafts people.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
2016: ‘Best Licensed Product Award'
- Association For Cultural Enterprise. Won in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery.
2016: 'Digital Innovation' - The English Home Magazine’s ‘New Years Honours List’
2015: ‘Best New Product in Show' - Decorex InternationalWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BLACKPOP
“The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to be working with Blackpop on The Tudor Collection - Deconstructed, and excited by the creativity displayed in these beautiful designs.”Nicola Saunders, Head of Business Development, National Portrait Gallery
“The Decorex judges were particularly impressed by the collaboration between Blackpop and the National Portrait Gallery. In taking their inspiration from Tudor paintings, Blackpop have created an exciting, relevant collection that is both traditional in reference and contemporary in colour palette. Intelligent and sensitive designing.”Simone du Bois, Brand Director, Decorex International
"Blackpop Studios has designed a range that is nothing short of breathtaking. While they look like they could have been stripped from the walls of stately homes there is something uniquely modern and fresh about them too."Design Lovers Blog
"Collections so beautiful and opulent, they transcend both a modern and vintage era."little BIGBELL