Eley Kisihmoto Raids Archives For First Wallpaper Collection

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(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.’

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(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.

(via dezeen)

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