About Mark Eisen

True design begins in one area and radiates outwards, often spilling over into other passions. Designer, Mark Eisen is globally recognized for his unique definition of modernism visible in his award-winning fragrance flacon designs, his wine and liquor bottle designs where form marries function, his fashion collections and a variety of creative special projects. That same aesthetic is visible in his soon-to-be launched glass and sculpture collections.

 

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Eisen moved to America at the age of 19, eventually settling in New York. His 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 and sample making workrooms in the USA, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong, Eisen went on to build an eponymous international luxury fashion brand that was presented in twelve consecutive shows at New York Fashion Week. His collections sold for twenty years in more than 800 stores in eighteen countries and 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, sexy, sophisticated collections and his love of color. His ability to translate his design sensibility to multiple mediums has seen him create Fifi-award winning fragrance bottles: Icon for Alfred Dunhill and Emblem for Montblanc, Worldstar packaging-awarded bottles for Protea from A.Rupert Wines, the revolutionary Clarington wine collection, 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; and custom stage wardrobes for The Rolling Stones, The Who's Pete Townsend, and Faith Hill for the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in 1996.

 

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. Now, his signature mix of art, timeless style, technical advancement, nature, and beauty has been seamlessly integrated into his sculpture and glass collections and collaborations. The result of a lifelong dream, these are slated to be his most exciting projects yet.

 

Eisen owns a centuries-old French Huguenot wine farm in Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands. The farm produces Eisen & Viljoen, a bordeaux-style red blend, karen., a sophisticated dry rosè and Clarington, a collection of 6 varietals in revolutionary color-blocked bottles. He, along with his wife Karen and their two children, now splits his time between New York and South Africa.

Mark Eisen

Throughout his career, traversing time zones and continents, Eisen has embodied a modern cross-cultural global perspective.