Founded by award winning artist Helena Ben-Zenou, POMPOM takes its inspiration from Modernism,
the Slow Movement and the resurgence of interest in creativity and making.


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Helena Ben-Zenou


After studying painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, Helena has had a successful and award winning career as an artist, an academic, and has a long standing love of all things design, textiles, print, interiors and particularly needlepoint.

She founded POMPOM Design in late 2011 after the realisation “that if I really want to stitch design-led contemporary needlepoint projects that are beautiful, highest quality, enjoyable to make, and look gorgeous on my sofa – there is a really good chance that there are lots of people who would love to do this too”.

Favourite Designers/Artists

Annie Albers, Elise Djo-Bourgeois, Gunta Stölzl, Liubov Popova, Sonya Delaunay, Ruth Hollós-Consemüller, Betty Joel, Varvara Stepanova.


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Dan Rambaut


Dan is a freelance textile designer based in London. After studying textiles at Middlesex university he became a freelance textile designer selling his contemporary designs both nationally and internationally, also running his own textile printing business.

In 2012 Dan joined POMPOM as a designer. With a passion for surface design, textiles, interiors and hand crafted objects, he takes his inspiration from Modernist design, graphics and architecture and a contemporary take on textile traditions.

Favourite Designers / Artists

Herbert Bayer, Verner Panton, Kazimir Malevich, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef & Annie Albers, Frank Stella.