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Mark Parker’s Office

New York-based luxury lifestyle magazine Whitewall recently published these photographs of (Nike CEO) Mark Parker's office. Situated within the Nike campus in Portland, Oregon, Parker's workspace is packed full of art and sneakers alike; an inspirational archive which has been amassed in over thirty years of working at Nike.

Within the last two decades Nike has been collaborating more and more with contemporary artists and designers (such as Hiroshi Fujiwara, Futura, Kaws and Marc Newson), and the majority of these collaborations stem from Parker. Apparently one of Parker's mantras (and now one of Nike’s nine company maxims) is to “be a sponge", and he also believes that collaboration and design are key elements to any company’s success.

These philosophies certainly seem self-evident in Parkers workspace, and included in the mass of visual stimulation are artworks by Vinti Andrews and Haroshi, pieces from the 2004 White Dunk exhibition (curated by Parker), plus sneakers including the Micheal Lau wood-grain Dunk SB and the Mark Smith laser-etched Fukijama Turtle Air Force 1's from TV series Entourage.

Click here to get your copy of the magazine and read the interview in full.

Still life photography by Mitch Feinberg, with on-site photography by Steve Benisty

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