Design Crush #14 – Eley Kishimoto X Kirkby Design

June 26, 2017

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Not for the first time (it’s in fact the second) a design crush appears on the blog which is the result of a collaboration between two greats of the design world. Today’s crush is the result of the combined efforts of fashion house Eley Kishimoto and Kirkby Design. Kirkby have only been on my radar since the winter when I was wowed by their pieces at Design Junction, in particular their monochrome sofa collaboration with Deadgood, but Eley Kishimoto I have a long held love for. If I hadn’t got so into Interiors I may just have invested in one of their many beautiful garments designed as the heads of French fashion house Cacharel at some point because I always fall in love with them when I see them.

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bohemian modern bedroom, summer styling, pink and green scandinavian, eley kishimoto kirkby rose dot cushion, malagoon throw

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Kirkby Design, a part of design company Romo, was established to offer sharp, contemporary design with a sophisticated colour pallet, which makes them a perfect partner for Eley Kishimoto who have always been known for their brilliant sense of pattern and colour. This isn’t Eley Kishimoto’s first foray into Interiors, you may remember their wallpapers a few years ago, some of which I featured on the blog. This collection for Kirkby Design is, as you may expect if you’re familiar with their work, all about great pattern and vibrancy played against striking and bold colour choices.

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Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Designs limited edition porcelain teacup

Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design Peg Rose textile cushion from Sweetpea & Willow (2)

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There are six designs in total and they have been produced in multiple colour ways. Again, mirroring some of the designs in their wallpaper creations, this teacup (above) which was a limited edition gift at Sweetpea & Willow’s summer party a few weeks back, is called Zigzag Bird. It has beautiful slanted birds amongst its geometric pattern and although you can’t buy this teacup commercially, you can buy the pattern in cushion form.One of my very favourite designs is Peg Art Roses (images above) which sits somewhere between a cross-stitch pattern and a pixilated image on velvet. I was gifted one as part of the summer blog hop a few weeks ago and I am completely in love with it. Another stunner is the Origami pattern which could work really well as an accent piece within a Scandi scheme I think.

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Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design textile cushion from Sweetpea & Willow

Images: Kirkby Design at Sweetpea & Willow

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I’m asked fairly regularly these days about the way I use colour in my home and my staple answer is frequently textile design to add layers and anchor in a scheme. Cushions can be the cheapest way of doing this, but it can also be nice to invest in these. I see some of my cushions as heirloom pieces I will keep forever (step forward Rowenna Mason & Lizzie for Smug cushions). Well, these Eley Kishimoto designed cushion fall into that category too. You wouldn’t let your average snotty toddler with jammy fingers anywhere near them, but if you do invest in a design you love, you will enjoy it for years to come, and unlike other home investments, textiles have got to be amongst the most portable and versatile in the home.

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Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design textile cushion from Sweetpea & Willow (2)

Images: Kirkby Design at Sweetpea & Willow

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You can buy all of these designs through fabulous homewares store Sweetpea and Willow, who also stock a whole range of other Kirkby Designs amongst their stunning homewares and furniture pieces, and if you are looking for a statement piece you’d be hard pressed to find something more stunning. Which one would you choose?

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Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design Peg Rose textile cushion from Sweetpea & Willow bohemian modern bedroom, summer styling, pink and green scandinavian, eley kishimoto kirkby rose dot cushion, malagoon throw 2

Eley Kishimoto for Kirkby Design Peg Rose textile cushion from Sweetpea & Willow (3)

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