The 27 lives of Daisuke Sakaguchi

TMS: I work with a really talented art director she mentioned that her friend Daisuke Sakaguchi is a very interesting personality and character. Who happen to attended Saint Martins college, slightly envious not much actually allot.
I felt compelled to share his profile with you all – Thanks for the heads up Tamara.

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THE 27 LIFE’s underlying and inimitable aesthetic expresses London born artist Daisuke Sakaguchi’s love for creative design, the culture associated with it and the fusion of his Japanese and British roots. As an artist and creative designer, he is an ardent believer in the concept of identity and that the streets are a public gallery; inviting you to display your work with the opportunity to show others your style and passion. This philosophy, together with a BA (Hons) Degree from Central Saint Martins College in Jewellery Design, allows Daisuke to draw on his experiences to create and sell well crafted design pieces and art work unlike any other creative designer.

Daisuke’s first accessories collection was launched in 2005, bought and stocked by Comme des Garçons’ London store, Dover Street Market. In quick succession, his pieces were exhibited at The Goldsmith’s Hall Cufflinks Show and worked to promote a limited edition, high end Adidas Lifestyle collection. He has also showcased his work in galleries in Soho and Covent Garden and at The British Arts Medal Society exhibition in Canary Wharf, where he was awarded the “Honorary Mention Award”. THE 27 LIFE, representing Creativity As A Service, Daisuke was invited into an exclusive collaboration with Nike for their Air Force One 25th Anniversary in 2007.

Acknowledged by Philip Treacy, Daisuke’s celebrated involvement in design and fashion has resulted in an invitation for his jewellery design products to be modelled by Linda Evangelista during London Fashion Week, in a film and fashion shoot directed by Nick Knight for Show Studio. Erin O’connor, Alek Wek and Jade Parfitt have also modelled Daisuke’s work. In September 2006 his solo jewellery catwalk show was launched at Tokyo Fashion Week presented by the Side By Side boutique, directed by Nicola Formichetti. This was followed by showcasing his collection in September 2007 for the London Fashion Week Exhibition. After Rihanna was seen wearing a Daisuke Sakaguchi piece, he was commissioned by Colette to create an exclusive bracelet based on Karl Lagerfeld for a Design Exhibition in their Paris Boutique during Paris Fashion Week 2010.

Daisuke’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the books “New Directions In Jewellery” and “Fashion Jewellery – Catwalk & Couture”, alongside print magazines The Sunday Times Style Guide, Numero, Observer Magazine, Metro, In Style Magazine, Arena Homme Plus and Elle Decoration. His trademark, full knuckle ring, can also be seen worn by UK soul artist Estelle in her UK Number One hit single music video “American Boy” (featuring Kanye West).

His work has been used by renowned stylists Patti Wilson and Karen Binns and alongside developing his product design collection; Daisuke has undertaken a number of bespoke commissions for high profile clients including Elton John, David Furnish, Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham, Kelly Osbourne, Kelis, plus Vauxhall Motors in trend forecasting for lifestyle products. His commissions also extend to bespoke furniture design, clothing, creative art direction and bespoke murals found in the offices of award winning interior designer Kelly Hoppen, the bathroom walls of David Coulthard and private clients’ beach houses in Sardinia. He has created live mammoth scale paintings in front of 4000 people at the 2007 Annual Microsoft Convention in Barcelona as well as putting together a live three-week long painting showcase at the 2006 London Motor Show for General Motors Co.


About thematerialsleuth

I work in the digital industry and this blog is an outlet for things that I admire whether its design, interior, graphic, fashion, styling, industrial, architecture, art, illustration, music or other bloggers etc. I constantly search for different artists who do not grab the media attention or have high profiles brand ambassadors pushing their products.

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