Back in 2011, when they couldn’t find the bold and unique wallpapers and fabrics they longed to decorate their East London townhouse with, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle came up with the idea for House of Hackney while sitting around their kitchen table. Sharing a passion for interiors and with backgrounds in fashion and product design, they set about creating what they had been searching for; a brand that celebrated print, colour and texture and rebelled against the pervading ‘beige’ aesthetic of the time. Inspired by traditional British print houses, the vision was modern maximalism with an injection of quintessentially English nostalgia.
Many of House of Hackney’s producers are small-scale, specialist, family-run businesses who have passed their trade down through generations of craftsmen. Today, 85% of their designs are produced in the UK – where the industry exists, and the quality of workmanship meets high standards. House of Hackney continues to build upon the House, creating unique and inspiring designs that will stand the test of time.