I am attracted to, and instinctively fascinated by the simple: the beauty in a line, a brush stroke, or a drop of ink. My job is to compose these elements, by way of repetition, so that a pattern emerges. Then comes the colours. My working process is all about allowing the prints and patterns to unfold in a vibrant and artistic process Helene Blanche, Textile Designer

Townhouse

New Wallpaper Design

The Townhouse wallpaper comes in two colourways, Blue Smoke and Champagne, both with subtle colours, matte finishes and an individual expression. As with all of Helene Blanche’s printed wallpapers, this geometric pattern was first drafted on paper, accentuating its hand-crafted savoir-faire. The artisanal look and feel is elevated by the exquisite surface printing method, specifically pioneered to replicate traditional hand block printing. 

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The Townhouse wallpaper in ‘Champagne

Painted Ikat Lampshades

New Online

Create a cosy, classy atmosphere with our new lampshades crafted from the Painted Ikat fabric collection. The striking pattern, with its blurred contours, which explores the Japanese Kasuri weaving technique and the East Asian ikat motif, seems perfectly playful when lit as a shade. The dynamic interaction of lines and colour enlivens the three versions of shades available: one with an elegant smooth silhouette, and the others, two different sizes of a classic pleated surface. All the shades work beautifully with a contemporary or vintage lamp base for a sophisticated, timeless décor, matching the mood of the holiday season. 

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‘Empire Card S24’ lampshade crafted in ‘Painted Ikat Linen’ fabric. 

Silky Linen Sienna

New Fabric Colour

Bold rust and earthy tones. The name Sienna refers to its origin: An earth pigment, a deep reddish-brown, known and used in its natural form by the ancient Romans. The Silky Linen Sienna fabric possesses elegance and grace, with its refined composition of silk and linen. It adds to the feel of a warm and welcoming, yet elegant and distinct interior setting. The new colourway perfectly complements other designs found in the Helene Blanche collections such as Painted Ikat, Polka Stripe, Drop, and Painted Stripe.

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Silky Linen fabric shown as curtains in the new Sienna’ colourway. Lampshade in Painted Stripe Silk.

Painted Ikat

New Fabric And Wallpaper Collection

Paying tribute to Kasuri, an old Japanese ikat weaving technique, the Painted Ikat Collection presented as printed fabrics and wallpaper, brings a modern look to these traditional and time-honoured skills. The artwork by Helene Blanche is original, hand painted with light brushstrokes in ink on silk – leaving the final printed collection decorative and characteristic with its defined brushstrokes. The soft abstracted ikat design, with historic and artistic references and intricate pattern, will provide for a classic and artistically refined ambience. 

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Painted Ikat fabric shown as curtains in ‘Ochre’ along with a pair of armchairs upholstered in Azurite’

The Collections

Helene Blanche’s fabric and wallpaper collections are deeply rooted in their design origins. Her exploration of how a single drop of ink behaves when it meets a surface gave rise to the Drop Collection, while the study of the “perfect imperfect”, brought her to reimagine the classic stripe, resulting in the collection Painted Stripe. Her fascination with female 20th Century Danish weavers led her to investigate the relationship between a piece of hand-stitched fabric and hand-drawn dots on linen, which became the Stitch Collection. Her playful exploration of small dots on fabric yielded an observation of how a myriad of dots forms a linear stripe with a woven expression, which became the Polka Stripe collection. 

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