House of Hackney, the maximalist brand that blurs the lines between fashion and interiors, launches 31st March at www.houseofhackney.com. Prints and products that are steeped in tradition but are bold and non-conformist characterize the wallpaper, bed linen and furniture label.
To coincide with the website launch the label is hosting a 4 day Pop up Shop over 4 floors of a Dalston Town house where the collections ‘ Dalston Rose’, ‘Queen Bee and Hackney Empire’ can be seen in their glory.
Grungy chintzed florals on wallpaper and monogrammed bed linen are ombre’d and tattooed in Dalston Rose; Queen Bee is a luxe tromp l’oeil and Hackney Empire sees animalistic debauchery with parrots and cranes, bush babies playing the accordion, badgers drinking cocktails, sloths smoking hookahs and a frog in a bowler hat. Wallpaper, bed linen, fine bone china, tasseled lampshades and antiqued mirrors sit alongside trophy pieces of furniture such as hand carved beds made for three, Victorian conversation chairs, Love seats and chaise longues in the eponymous fabrics and prints.
To refuel recline on a Love Seat and be attended to by a House of Hackney Hot Shopgirl or pop downstairs to the Victorian ‘High ‘Tea Room, hosted by Lily Vanilli’s 180; the world’s first private members cake club. ‘180 ‘pairs cocktails in teacups with exquisite cake canapés, confectionary and ices, and hosts cabaret and interactive theatre performances. The exclusive menu for this event will include absinthe mint chocolate chip ice cream, Courvoisier and quince ice cream with cinder toffee, white Russian marshmallows and hand painted pistachio éclairs. Look out for Marawa the Amazing and her fruit salad of death act, tealeaf readings and a live fortune cookie teller. For High Tea bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up. Tickets to the High Tea Room are £10 and include cake and ice cream.( Entry to the Pop Up Shop is free).
Thursday 31st March – Sunday 3rd April
243/ 149/ Dalston Over ground/ Dalston Kingsland
31 March at 10:00 – 03 April at 19:00
76 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, N16 7XB