Which three words best describe your design aesthetic?
Light-hearted, humorous, not just a pretty face.
Who or what inspires you?
Mark: Our lives together, the people around us, everyday life, especially at the moment Lawn Bowls.
Wakako: Food at the moment.
What is your most treasured object or piece of furniture in your own home?
Mark: The kitchen as a whole. This is where more than just cooking happens. It's the centre of the Universe away from the studio.
Wakako: I have a tendency to get attached to things easily, even to a Bic lighter with a polka dot pattern. But if our house had a fire I would like to rescue as many books as possible.
Where's your favourite place to be?
Mark: In an Onsen, with my family.
What would you be if you weren't a designer?
Mark: There have been so many things that I would have liked to be along the path of my life. fishmonger, topiary artist, a pilgrim, a gypsy and professional lawn bowler are particular ones that stand out at the moment.
Wakako: No idea, but something like a researcher of food history of the world came to my mind.
What are you reading right now?
Mark: I'm currently reading High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
Wakako: Runaway by Alice Munro and The China Study by T. Colin Campbell.
Which words of wisdom do you try to live by?
Mark: Print the world, make the world a prettier place, trust everyone to know a thing or two, don't forget the see saw.
Wakako: It's all OK.
Eley Kishimoto will be exhibiting at Decorex at Syon Park, London from 21-24 September 2014.