Eley Kishimoto Living with Patterns
14th Sept - 27th Oct 2012

Living with Patterns

The Aram Gallery is a contemporary design gallery whose focus is on exhibiting experimental and new work. To coincide with both London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery will open an exhibition on the work of design partnership Eley Kishimoto.

The London based designers are predominantly known for their biannual fashion collections but are increasingly attracting attention for their cross-disciplinary collaborations. These collaborations vary in scale from a BMW motorbike to iPhone accessories for Incase, and in medium from textile to ceramic. Despite this diversity in product, each pieces use of print acts as a powerful aesthetic link to unite them.

In Living with Patterns The Aram Gallery will look at some of their latest design collaborations with:

- Moorcroft Ceramics for whom they have designed 7 large scale ceramic pots
- MYB Textiles who have woven lace drapes featuring the ‘flash’for which Eley Kishimoto are so well known
- and Clarks shoes, who have adapted a series of Eley Kishimoto’s repeat prints for a range of 3 ladieswear shoes

All of this work will be shown for the first time at The Aram Gallery, in addition there will be the launch of their SS13 Womenswear Collection.

The gallery is excited to introduce this duo’s inspirational approach to designing to our young audience. Their variety of design outputs, underpinned by their adaptation and innovation in print, speaks volumes about their design process – something the gallery always seeks to reveal.

In addition to the exhibition at The Aram Gallery, Aram Store will launch a collection of new commercially available rugs. The patterns featured on the rugs are archive prints, and so will also appear across the fashion collection and design objects. This serves to unify the display, and cements Eley Kishimoto’s reputation as ‘patron saints of print’.

Living with Patterns will be an explosion of traditional and fantasy, a clash of modern and retro, a fusion of geometric with floral and a pairing of the decorative with the simple… all with a surrealistic twist.