19 August 2011

HOLY PERSPEX PENDANTS BATMAN! It’s Eley Kishimoto for Tatty Devine!

We’ve never needed much convincing vis a vis Tatty Devine’s colourful plastic fantastic jewellery – we love the stuff and our house is full of it! The very graphic and poppy 2-dimensional nature of their merchandise means that the possibilities for what they can make in their little London workshop are endless AND they've managed to fit in some pretty successful collaborations over the years too!

This latest one is no exception – the renowned designers Eley Kishimoto – the London design duo whose USP is clashing prints in unexpected colours, and who describe themselves as ‘surface decorators’. The pieces that have been produced as a result of this meeting of minds are based on the three themes of the pair’s latest prints; Batmosphere, Rush and StarStruck. AND to make the pieces extra special and 3D-like, they have been made with dazzling glitter and mirror Perspex, with the addition of Swarovski crystals. – Let’s see, hearts, stars and Bat signals!

The husband and wife team of Welsh Mark Eley and Japanese Wakako Kishimoto have been in the business of fashion together for nearly 20 years, since meeting at college. They show at London Fashion Week every season, coming up with more and more beautiful clashing prints from improbable muses from around the world. In previous times they have used their decorative skills to make  upholstered and printed furniture; wallpaper and furnishing fabrics, glassware, crockery for their own label and describe their motto as ‘Fundamentally striving to make the world a prettier place’. LOVE IT!

Prices range from £27 to £108 and are available from tattydevine.com

- Naomi Attwood


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