Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
When one lives by the maxim “Print the World,” there can be much left to the imagination. Eley Kishimoto’s latest collaboration with The Old Curiosity Shop is a congeries of botanical motifs rife with florid hues that are sure to fulfill a tropical recluse’s dreams any day. Having previously forged their paths into the worlds of furntiture, furnishing fabrics, glassware, crockery, wallpaper and more industrial based design work in the automotive, architectural and electronics sectors, whilst also working with individual artists and galleries, it is no surprise this duo also landed major collaborations with the fashion world, creating print designs for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander.
And so the next chapter for the storied fashion label takes center stage at The Old Curiosity Shop, a fairytale-like location dating back to 1567 and immortalized by Charles Dickens’ book The Old Curiosity Shop. Taken over in 1992, it was refashioned by Daita Kimura and turned into a store selling hand-made shoes with a unique interior nicely weathered by the annals of time.