By Jacky Parker
In just three short years, artist, illustrator and interior designer Luke Edward Hall has become a figurehead for the joys of maximalism. He hasmade his name embellishing everything from ceramics for Alex Eagle and Liberty to stationery for Papier, loafers for Stubbs & Wootton and colourful illustrations for hotels such as The Bloomsbury.
Now he's teamed up with Habitat on a limited-edition collection of homewares.
A meeting of the unexpected, the collection of furniture, lighting and textiles features illustrative serpents, circus stripes, fringes and figurative artworks that give a glimpse into Luke's colourful mind, re-imagined in collaboration with Habitat’s Design Studio.
Luke says, “I wanted my collection with Habitat to feel playful, slightly surreal, and very romantic. Inspired partly by the circus, partly my love of mythology, I have reinterpreted several of my favourite motifs in new ways."
Faces of imagined characters and long lost statues appear on lamps and fringed cushions, whilst emerald green and sky blue striped velvets adorn a classic Habitat armchair and sofa.
"I’ve been a fan of Habitat for many years and I treasure copies of the brand’s colourful catalogues from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s been a pleasure bringing my designs to life with such an iconic British company,” says Luke.
He adds, “My drawings of faces are often very simple and consist of only a few lines.I want them to feel timeless and elegant. Seeing one of my drawings also woven in wool and produced at a large scale was very exciting. Pink and red is another favourite colour combination, and the throw is reversible too.”
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