London Design Festival: Eley Kishimoto at The Aram Gallery
You may remember that I mentioned Eley Kishimoto's work a while back when I featured this beautiful place. The London based design duo are predominantly known for their fashion collections, but have also attracted attention for their cross-disciplinary collaborations, with their bold prints appearing on a wide range of design products - from iPhone accessories to a BMW motorbike.
To coincide with both London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery will be hosting Living with Patterns, an exhibition that explores how Eley Kishimoto are increasingly collaborating with designers and brands both in and outside the fashion world, using their print work as a powerful aesthetic link.
The exhibition looks at some of their latest design collaborations and will include a set of lace drapes in their signaure Flash print (shown above) by Ayrshire based lacemaker MYB Textiles, now the only manufacturer in the world using Nottingham lace looms, some of which are over 90 years old. There's a beautiful gallery of images of these old looms in action here.
Jigsaw pattern - Eley Kishimoto
Eley Kishimoto have also worked with Clarks shoes, who have adapted a series of their repeat prints for a range of shoes, and with Moorcroft pottery for whom they have designed 7 ceramic pots featuring the Jigsaw pattern.
The exhibition will additionally celebrate the launch of their SS13 Womenswear collection In Shape and the launch of a new rug collection exclusive to The Aram Store, with designs chosen by Aram director Ruth Aram, from the studio’s existing fashion prints. The vibrant geometric patterns fuse together modern and retro elements and translate perfectly from fashion to homeware.
The Chains rug design by Eley Kishimoto for Aram Designs will appear in the gallery as well as in the windows of The Aram Store.
Living with Colour is at The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SG from 14-23 September 2012.
View more work from Eley Kishimoto's Home & Interiors archive here.
View all my posts on the London Design Festival 2012 here.