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Wallpaper, Fabric and Furniture with Added Edge

Blackpop launched in 2013 an independent British design label specialising in elegantly distressed wallpaper, fabric and upholstered furniture.

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MAXINE HALL AND BLACKPOP’S STYLE

Maxine Hall, Designer and Director at Blackpop
Maxine Hall 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 trained in photography and film, 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. She says she is interested in “creating patterns for the moment and classic wallpapers and fabrics for the future”.

Dramatic and eccentric, Blackpop’s wallpapers, fabrics and furniture are aimed at those looking for individual styling and rich statement pieces.

WALLPAPER AND FABRIC COLLECTIONS
‘Homage’
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 International

WHAT 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."
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