Bert & May x Darkroom Collaboration

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with London-based independent design label, Darkroom, for the London Design Festival 2016.

Our collaboration, Split Shift includes a collection of new fabrics, encaustic tiles and a bold new paint colour, Darkroom Black.

The collaboration celebrates the simplistic beauty of three geometric shapes: the circle, the square and the triangle, which all come from the heart of Darkroom's signature aesthetic and feature a distinctive monochrome palette with pops of yellow and blue.



From 17th September, Bert's Barge will take on a new identity to showcase the collaboration.  The interior of the barge will be redesigned throughout to include the new Bert & May and Darkroom collection of fabrics and tiles. The new fabrics will be used to create blinds, curtains and bedlinen, and upholster furniture pieces, and a dramatic new tile installation will feature in the bathroom and rear deck.

To complement the collection, we have also created a new paint colour, Darkroom Black, which is available in Limewash, Eco Emulsion and new for Autumn 2016, Oil Eggshell.

Moored on Regent’s Canal, Bert’s Barge will open for business as a Darkroom pop-up shop from Saturday 17th September until Christmas 2016. The Bert & May and Darkroom Split Shift collection will be available to buy, as well as a brand new collection ‘Building Blocks’ featuring Darkroom prints, jewellery and home accessories. Inspired by bricks, industrial components and the nautical detailing of the barge, this collection is the first to be launched by the new incarnation of Darkroom.



Please join us on Bert's Barge to explore this exciting new collaboration first hand.

The barge will be open for London Design Festival, Saturday 17th September - Saturday 1st October.

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm


Find us on Twitter & Instagram using #bertandmayxdarkroom to follow the story on our collaboration.

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