Black+Blum | Charles & Marie Shop for Design

Black + Blum – Designs with a stron character

Black & Blum are passionate about creating beautiful, original designs which are underpinned with functionality. They have an eclectic taste and this shows through in the varying aesthetics of our different ranges. They design in house, but also collaborate with the most talented designers worldwide, bringing the finest products to market.

Dan Black and Martin Blum met while studying industrial design at Northumbria University. In 1998, not long after graduating, they formed black+blum. Although the company started as a consultancy, their passion lay in developing and selling their own designs and they launched their first range of lighting in 2000. The range quickly grew and they entered the homeware market in 2002, with the launch of their iconic James the doorman.