Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

Japanese designed Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima in 1938 and graduated from the Tama University, Tokyo in 1963 with a degree in graphic design. After studying at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne he worked for a number of different fashion houses before establishing how own Tokyo design studio in 1970 . His vision to create clothing for everyone and his subsequent exploration of the relationship between clothing and the body set him apart. His signature look was to create clothing from a single piece of cloth and his garment pleating was a revolutionary process by which an outsize piece of fabric is cut and sewn, then sandwiched between layers of paper, fed through a heat press. When the paper is cut away, a perfectly sized finished pleated garment is ready to wear. In 1992, the 'Pleats Please' Issey Miyake line was born. This is fully realised and adapted here in his collaboration with Artemide to create a collection of table, floor and pendant lights which combine sculpture, light and shadow.
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