Do you remember the influence of Laura Ashley? Her chintz prints revolutionized interiors from London to Los Angeles. Poised to redefine home furnishings in much the same way, new company, House of Hackney, creates products and patterns steeped in tradition but with a twist for the non-conformist. Maximalism is a must with their range of textiles, wallpaper, fine bone china, and furniture featuring playful and irreverent motifs perfect for a new generation. With their home as a showroom, founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle invite clients to view their prints in use. Cheekily named designs like Dalston Rose and Hackney Empire (taken from the London Fields neighborhood in which they live), come to life on pillows, sofas, bedding and more layered to create a visual candy store.
If you don’t have the luxury of redesigning your environment, then good news is on the way! House of Hackney will be producing an apparel collection for Opening Ceremony available this Autumn. Look for bloomers, baby doll dresses, and maybe even a few dungarees if we’re lucky all run up in their signature subversive prints.
We love the Hackney Empire pattern featuring hookah smoking sloths and frogs with bowler hats. It has just the right amount of Lewis Carroll whimsy and would look lovely on an overstuffed chaise longue in the Pattern People headquarters.
– Jessie Whipple Vickery