Living by the maxim "Print The World," Eley Kishimoto strives to create work that is simply executed, clear in intention, exhibits a unique flair, and rejects passing fads.
Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto forged their partnership in the early nineties and quickly gained a reputation for incisive print design. Their work was displayed on catwalks belonging to Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz, and Jil Sander, to name a few. Eley Kishimoto launched a womenswear collection in the mid-nineties, but the company's renown has remained associated with the artists' desire to decorate anything and everything.
Wallpapers, furniture, fabrics, glassware, and crockery led to more industrial-based design work in the automotive, architectural, and electronics worlds – as well as partnerships with individual artists and galleries. Past collaborative works with BMW motorbikes, Eastpak, Duvel Moortgat Brewery, Incase, WESC, Local Motors, Tatras, Art Sails, and Lavenham have used new and archival Eley Kishimoto prints. And with current clients like Clarks, Narumi, Moorcroft, MYB textiles, and Aram, the designers continue to investigate craft and heritage techniques.
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