Africa Season at Darkroom
Just in time for summer comes London concept store Darkroom’s African season. All through the English summer, the shop will stock a changing inventory of African inspired home accessories.
Traditional African art and textiles provide the starting point for reinterpretive limited edition works by designers specially selected for the event.
The exuberantly coloured collection includes nubuck quilted laptop cases by H by Harris; glass and wood beaded necklaces by Florian; hats stitched from African cotton by Noel Stewart; leather wallets by Kenneth McKenzie of 6876; and piles of geometric patterned cushions by David David.
But it’s Despina Curtis’s framed prints that most caught our eye. And with good reason; Curtis was formerly Wallpaper*’s deputy interiors editor.
The limited edition of 40 screen prints - four prints in a set of ten each - are set in frames hand-painted in primary colours to match the vibrancy of the images.
’I created these specially for Darkroom,’ says Curtis, ’but I’d been working on the prints for some time now in which I took parts of a glass building or window and made a repeated triangular pattern. The results lent themselves quite well, I think, to the African theme.’
The prints will be on sale at Darkroom til around 21 May. We’re placing orders as we speak.