We met London print designers Mark Eley and Wakoko Kishimoto in 2013, and quickly identified a shared love of pattern and craftsmanship. Eley Kishimoto were keen to push explorations about how their patterns could be translated into built forms, and we were excited to experiment with the richness of their work on facades and spaces.
Eley Kishimoto Studio
On a visit to Eley Kishimoto's studio in Brixton, Mark spoke of plans for its current premises, a prominent freestanding wedge shaped building sandwiched between low scale residential developments and the Victorian perimeter wall of Brixton Prison.
We embarked on a series of explorations focussed on Eley Kishimoto's studio, which used pattern to enrich the façade and make a bold but crafted statement. Using layering, cutouts and folding, we explored several pattern options for their studio which was affectionately referred to as 'The Wedge'.
At the end of the explorations we created a series of three artworks, which illustrate ideas for each pattern from their flat-pack beginnings through the design process to multi-layered facades. We continue to work with Eley Kishimoto on designs for 'The Wedge' with plans to present the idea to Lambeth Council, and hope to collaborate on more projects in the near future.
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