Velvet Cushion Cover - “Rare Bird Quartet” Bird Pattern
HOUSE OF HOPSTOCK
Bring a dash of colour and texture to your home with our luxuriant and decadent bird print velvet cushion covers, woven on Britain’s last velvet mill.
- 100% Cotton Velvet, with plain cotton back and invisible zip at bottom
- 45cm x 45cm cushion cover only
- Wash at 30 degrees, brush with soft bristles while wet, air dry flat
- Designed and made in the UK
House of Hopstock digitally prints their floral velvet cushion cover in Staffordshire, and the sumptuous material is woven on Britain’s last remaining velvet mill. As a result, you would not be surprised to hear that the quality and colourfastness is superb. Most importantly, and above all, the feel is simply dreamy. The light grey base is scattered with black, white, red, pink, gold, yellow and magenta details, on four birds.
Inspiration for the print ‘Rare Bird’:
The design for this bird print is inspired by sensational women past and present, and is named after British fashion stylist extraordinaire Isabella Blow (her husband used to refer to her as a rare bird). The cockatoo Issie represents Isabella Blow, the toucan Frida represents Frida Kahlo, the penguin Luisa represents Marchesa Luisa Casati, and the puffin Dita represents Dita Von Teese.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Aase Hopstock is a Norwegian-born artist who has lived in London for 16 years. For as along as she can remember, she has been obsessed with colour, form, texture, glamour, beauty and aesthetics, not to mention a neatly sharpened set of pencils.
Having told aesthetic tales through stage costumes, her own footwear brand, as well as numerous published illustrated works, Aase developed a great interest in the stories and philosophies that drive people’s personal sense of colour and style. After growing somewhat weary of fashion cycle, Aase decided to go back to her first love, drawing, and create a brand with a stronger sense of sustainability and permanence. In 2018, House of Hopstock was launched as her own illustrated universe, full of prints, vibrancy and colour.
House of Hopstock has a unique aesthetic, focusing on modern, bold, and vibrant illustrated prints. It is neither shy nor understated. Stories are an important part of the brand, be it the story behind the product and who produced it, to the materials used, as well as the story behind each print.
Currently the brand offers velvet cushions, fine bone china with 22ct gold detailing, kitchen textiles, wallpaper, fine art prints, as well as beauty bags and lavender-filled eye masks. Great value is placed on the ideas of quality, sustainability, and permanence. The entire production chain is based in the UK, with transparency and provenance being protagonists, and all print collections are made to last.