(clockwise: Light on Lattice, La La Lyon, Monster Skin + Camo Chevron)
Until recently, you would’ve assumed Eley Kishimoto wallpaper existed already with so many prints to choose from. Well, it took designers Mark Eley + Wakako Kishimoto to raid their archives of 22 years + rework found prints for their first wallpaper collection. Handprinted in their Brixton studio, the duo told dezeen,’The new collection is the latest incarnation of a continually evolving design aesthetic; a re-working of seminal prints from the studio’s archive that unifies existing designs with both garments + walls, resulting in a visceral exploration of surface decoration.’
(L-R: Galaxy Bouquet, Frills + Sun Loving Bollards)
With each wallpaper available in a variety of colorways, the collection is made up of 12 different patterns. The assortment of patterns includes ‘La La Lyon’, a traditional damask pattern with a modern twist, while geometric grids make up ‘Camo Chevron’ + ‘Light on Lattice’ (quad above) – my favorite of course. I also love the childish look of the ’Monster Skin’ pattern in the quad above, one of several influenced by animals. Meanwhile, a photo of wavy fabric strips was abstracted to create the ‘Frills’ print above (center).
Launching at London trade fair Decorex, running from September 21-24, the collection will also celebrate a desire to create exquisite, handcrafted artefacts in a world of fast, digital production, as stated by the designers.