We are delighted to present our new pop up shop in the Courtyard Gallery of London's Somerset House this Autumn/Winter. The shop has been curated and designed to complement the exhibition of Malian photographic legend Malick Sidibé and is full of wonderful pieces from or inspired by Mali, Africa and the work of Sidibé. Open daily with late night opening until 8pm on Wed/Thurs/Fri. Darkroom at Somerset HouseMalick Sidibé ShopCourtyard GallerySomerset HouseWC2R 1LA
Darkroom joins 3 major graphic artists and 2 Kheyameya artists for a very special textile collaboration produced by Rotate Editions. Kheyameya artists, or ‘tentmakers’ from Egypt have for centuries created large-scale needle-turned appliqué pieces to line the interiors of tents used for ceremonies including marriages, funerals and religious festivals. Artists: Anthony Burrill; A Practice For Everyday Life; Damien Poulain and Rhonda Drakeford of Darkroom. Ashram Hashem and Hassan Omar (Yahia). Each triptych has an edition of 10 and can be bought individually or as a set. View and shop the collection here
We are so completely thrilled to be featured in the Worlds best interior publication... Writer Kate Jacobs and photographer Annabel Elston have produced a wonderfully insightful 8 page story about the home of our Director Rhonda Drakeford. October 2016 issue
We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Bert & May for the London Design Festival 2016. Split Shift includes a collection of new fabrics, encaustic tiles and a bold new paint colour, Darkroom Black. For LDF 2015, Darkroom created a bespoke triptych of hand-painted plates for Berts Barge. The piece celebrated the beauty of three simple geometric shapes: circle, square, triangle — each coming from the heart of Darkroom’s signature aesthetic. The shapes appear pushed off the side of the plates, slipping visually over onto the neighbouring plate. For the shapes to be seen as a whole, the plates...