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Luke Edward Hall: postmodern classicism

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He loves to create drawing from styles of the most diverse periods. We are talking about Luke Edward Hall, British designer/ illustrator who, despite his young age, has already collaborated with prestigious brands.

A “Wunderkind”, this is how Vogue called Luke Edward Hall, young British designer/ illustrator who despite his young age (he is not yet 30) already boasts prestigious collaborations with brands like Samsung, The Lacquer Company, Burberry, Berry Bros.& Rudd, Liberty London, Svenskt Tenn, Richard Ginori, etc. Graduated in 2012 at Central Saint Martins College of London, he has worked for Ben Pentreath interior design studio and, since 2015, has opened his own atelier. Still a student he launched an e-commerce of antiquities with a temporary shop in the capital of United Kingdom and in Manhattan. His creativity is definitely an all-round one: he creates prints and textures and designs ceramics, lamps and pieces of furniture using an imagery that mainly draws from history and combines the myths of ancient Greece, the mid-century tones popular in Palm Springs and the romantic landscapes of the British countryside.

He really loves colors, that he uses in a playful way to create a world where black and grey nuances don’t fit. Among his art and literary sources of inspiration is David Hockney (especially the colors and compositions of his early period), Jean Cocteau and the group of Bloomsbury, of which Virginia Woolf has been the main and most well-known representative. For anyone interested in learning more about the varied universe of this young British designer we suggest to buy the recent monograph “Greco Disco: The Art and Design of Luke Edward Hall”. Published by teNeues, the book is full of elegant images and is a journey through time and styles but especially a tribute to the freedom to create with playfulness and fun.

Above: Shoes Collection designed by Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton