A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall

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A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall

A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall

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Along with British folklore and Cecil Beaton’s fancily dressed 1920s clique, Hall’s aesthetic has always included the more frolicsome aspects of ancient Greece and Rome. “It dates from when I was working with architect Ben Pentreath,” he says, “and learning about classical buildings and design. I began playing with motifs on paper and ceramics.” Among all the classical treasure sits a postmodern 1980s Memphis Milano table lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Photograph: Mark C. O’Flaherty/The Guardian

I often sprinkle my columns with the phrase “a spritz of lime”, and in fact a citrusy squeeze may be the last thing you add to your salad. (Sorry: still on the salad metaphor.) It’s the same with a room. A harmonious mix is key, yes, but not too harmonious. I always want a dash of something extraordinarily electric. I’m sure you know the kind of unholy look I’m alluding to: it’s one favoured by developers of “luxury” properties (although this word seems to have lost a lot of its meaning). To me, those rooms look as if the life has been drained right out of them; they are cold and hard and devoid of personality. Usually a token effort will have been made to bring in some colour: the palest of pale-blue cushions, or a throw in some funereal shade of mauve. The cafe is topped by a tortoiseshell-effect ceiling painted by local artist Pauline Leyravaud. The hotel's cafe across the road boasts a tortoiseshell-effect ceiling

Luke Edward Hall (born 1989) is a British artist, designer, author, and columnist, described by both The Times and The Guardian as a "rising design star". [1] [2] The designer has also personalised the reading lamps above the bedside tables with sketchy doodles of martini glasses, the Eiffel tower and different French words. Bathrooms in the hotel are equally bright in colour At the FT Weekend Digital Festival last week, I spoke with Nathan Brooker, editor of House and Home, and put forward my own five design principles. These are the guidelines I offered, and I hope they provide a simplified foundation of what I find to be good design. 1 Try to master the art of the mix Luke Edward Hall’s Cotswolds home (and his whippet Merlin): ‘I crave the magic of contrast’ I really wanted this space to feel above all joyful and welcoming and alive, classic but a little bonkers at the same time," added Hall. Luke Edward Hall has added illustrations to the bedrooms' lampshades He was educated at Central Saint Martins, [3] and worked for Ben Pentreath [4] before establishing his own studio in 2015. [5]

Daily updates on the latest design and architecture vacancies advertised on Dezeen Jobs. Plus occasional news. Dezeen Jobs Weekly News about our Dezeen Awards China programme, including entry deadlines and announcements. Plus occasional updates.This bold palette continues upstairs in the forty guest bedrooms, which have been painted sky blue, violet or olive green. A landmark illustrated anthology of queer Greek and Roman love stories that reclaim and celebrate homosexual love and sensuality, from artist Luke Edward Hall and award-winning poet Seán Hewitt. The hotel is entered via a vivid lobby, where Hall has created a riotous collision of pattern and colour. The lower half of the walls have been painted pea-green, while the upper half has been covered in chintzy, pale blue wallpaper with a maroon-coloured motif. He has collaborated with Burberry, Liberty, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Gant, Richard-Ginori [ it], Diptyque, Rowing Blazers, and the Royal Academy of Arts. [3] [5] [6] He re-designed the Hôtel Les Deux Gares in Paris, and launched his first solo apparel collection called Chateau Orlando in 2022. [7] [8]

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