House of Hackney x Zuber

House of Hackney’s co-founder, Frieda Gormley, first came across the French wallpaper house Zuber via a photograph of interior designer Franz Potisek’s bathroom on the cover of World of Interiors’ September 2012 issue. It was love at first sight. The image shows a capacious bathroom covered in an exuberant 1960s bamboo wallpaper design in an unexpected palette of grey and blue. “This was the picture that led me down a rabbit hole of researching this incredible wallpaper brand,” explains Frieda who, growing up a “complete wallpaper fanatic”, couldn’t believe she’d not heard of them sooner. 

Not long after, the same wallpaper appeared in Frieda’s path once more, sealing her admiration for the brand and even going on to inspire one of House of Hackney’s own prints. Fast forward five years and Zuber were still firmly on Frieda’s radar. “I had the idea of working on a collaboration, so I got in touch with Zuber to find out more about them. It felt like they were an undiscovered secret waiting to be shown off to a new generation of wallpaper consumers.” 

Jean Zuber founded the company in 1797 in response to the growing popularity of luxury hand painted papers for the interiors of aristocratic households across Europe and America. Their panoramic murals depicted intricate scenes set in India, Japan and the American civil war. The brand continued to accrue eminent fans such as Jacqueline Kennedy who famously redecorated The White House using $12,000 worth of French wallpaper in the 1960s. Today the factory still uses the age-old techniques and original woodblocks – there are approximately 150,000 in total – that were first engraved between 1797 and 1830. Today, Zuber is the world’s last manufacturer still using these methods.  

House of Hackney x Zuber

With Zuber on board for a collaboration, House of Hackney’s creative team visited Rixheim in North-eastern France where they delved the fascinating centuries-old wallpaper archives at Zuber’s enchanting headquarters. A print designer’s – and wallpaper fanatic’s – dream, the team discovered the scenic wallpapers, friezes, borders and architectural trompe l’oeil designs synonymous with the brand, instantly aware that they were onto something special. “Being given access to Zuber’s archives and observing the rich history and techniques associated with traditional printing was hugely inspiring,” Frieda explains.    

Settling on five prints that they felt resonated with House of Hackney’s aesthetic, the team set about remastering and imaginatively reviving them. While maintaining a sense of loyalty to the original designs, digital printing methods along with a dose of House of Hackney’s bold colour treatments – the palette includes sumptuous shades of cobalt-blue, henna-red and amaranth-pink – have transported them from the past into the present day.  

Zuber’s exquisite wallpapers were pivotal to the interior design of Yves Saint Laurent’s houses in Marrakech and Tangier, their captivating aesthetic reflecting the eclectic and opulent spirit of Morocco. “The city taught me colour,” said Yves Saint Laurent. “Before Marrakech everything was black.” The House of Hackney x Zuber collection references this idyllic Moroccan mood with a myriad of souk-style stripes and painterly florals that promise to infuse the beguiling exoticism, romance and jewel-box colours of Northern Africa into homes around the world. 

 

 

BESPOKE CURTAIN ESTIMATE FORM

House of Hackney now offers an exceptional in-house bespoke curtain and blind-making service tailor-made to our customer's requirements.

Our service offers you a wide choice of headings, fabrics and styles to create a truly bespoke window dress. All you need to do is supply your window measurements and follow the easy instructions on screen.

To receive a quotation simply follow the 4 steps below and a member of the team will respond with a quotation within 24 hours:

  • Step 1

    Choose your fabric

  • Step 2

    Select your heading type

  • Step 3

    Enter your measurements

  • Step 4

    Choose your lining

For any queries or if you would like to talk through your needs with the team please contact the customer services team on + 44 (0) 207 739 3901 e-mail : bespoke@houseofhackney.com.


STEP 1 Choose your fabric

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STEP 2 Select your heading type

  • Pencil
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STEP 3 Enter your measurements (cm)

STEP 4 Choose your lining

BESPOKE BLIND ESTIMATE FORM

House of Hackney now offers an exceptional in-house bespoke curtain and blind-making service tailor-made to our customer's requirements.

Our service offers you a wide choice of headings, fabrics and styles to create a truly bespoke window dress. All you need to do is supply your window measurements and follow the easy instructions on screen.

To receive a quotation simply follow the 5 steps below and a member of the team will respond with a quotation within 24 hours:

  • Step 1

    Choose your fabric

  • Step 2

    Select your
    mechanism type

  • Step 3

    Enter your
    mechanism pully

  • Step 4

    Enter your blind size

  • Step 5

    Enter your lining type

For any queries or if you would like to talk through your needs with the team please contact the customer services team on + 44 (0) 207 739 3901 e-mail : bespoke@houseofhackney.com.


STEP 1 Choose your fabric

FOR ALL FABRIC OPTIONS PLEASE SEE HERE

STEP 2 Select your mechanism type

  • Casset
  • Clean Batten

STEP 3 Enter your mechanism pully

STEP 4 Enter your blind size (cm)

STEP 5 Enter your lining type

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