Designer and Artist, Mark Eisen is globally recognized for his unique definition of modernism visible in his highly acclaimed work across various mediums including his fragrance flacon and wine bottle design, coveted fashion collections and his prestigious industrial design collaborations; this same aesthetic and passion now flows seamlessly through his new sculpture collection.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mark Eisen moved to California at the age of 19. He lived in Los Angeles for several years after graduating from University of Southern California and eventually settled in New York. Mark’s fashion career took off in 1988 with an unprecedented success: his collection of 'Couture Denim' was simultaneously launched at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman. With design studios in the New York, Los Angeles, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong, Eisen went on to build an eponymous international luxury fashion brand that showed on the runways at New York Fashion Week. His collections sold for 18 years in more than 800 stores in 18 countries. Eisen and his collections were regularly showcased in magazines and newspapers including American, Italian, British and French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Wallpaper, The New York Times, and Newsweek.
Along with his minimalist, modern design aesthetic, Eisen is known for his luxurious, sensual, sophisticated collections and his love of color. His ability to translate his unique design sensibility to multiple mediums has seen him create Fifi-award winning fragrance bottles for Richemont maisons: Alfred Dunhill and Montblanc, Worldstar packaging-awarded bottles for Protea and A.Rupert Wines, the Clarington wine collection where form marries function, a customized special Eisen Edition Chevrolet Camaro for General Motors; feature in Absolut Vodka's international ad campaign "Absolut Eisen"; design a Harley Davidson apparel collection, custom stage wardrobes for The Rolling Stones, The Who's Pete Townsend and for Faith Hill for the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Atlanta.
Throughout his career, traversing time zones and continents, Eisen has embodied a modern cross-cultural global perspective. This exposure to diverse forms of design expression developed his inspiration and love of art and glass. His signature mix of modernity, timeless style, technical advancement, nature, and beauty has been seamlessly integrated into his first sculpture collection. The result of a lifelong dream, this collection is currently at foundries in New York and London will debut in 2019.
Eisen owns a centuries-old French Huguenot wine farm in Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands. He, along with his wife and their two children, now splits his time between the New York and Franschhoek.