Since bursting onto the London design scene in 2015, young English artist and designer Luke Edward Hall has brought a characteristic verve to everything he touches. In this captivating new monograph, Hall shares the myriad influences that drive his prolific output, from local mythology and folklore to 1980s pop music and all things Baroque, inviting us to peek inside the London home and Cotswolds cottage that he shares with his husband Duncan Campbell, along with his countryside studio—the creative laboratories that form the backdrop to his interior, product, and fashion design, and painting, drawing, and writing.
A Kind of Magic is a true celebration of Hall’s eclectic, colorful universe, offering a window into his singularly bold interior design style—documented here by close friend and collaborator Billal Taright—and the people, places, and things that inspire him. Peppered with his trademark drawings and paintings together with a selection of his own memorabilia and an assortment of short essays on his passions, from flowers and gardens to cooking and clothes, this treasury of delights invites us to venture into the nostalgic, magical realms of one of the design world’s brightest voices.
Luke Edward Hall is an English artist, designer, and columnist. His philosophy is shaped by his love of storytelling and fantasy, and his colorful work is often inspired by history, filtered through a lens of irreverent romanticism. Since founding his studio in 2015, he has worked on a wide range of commissions, from interior design and fashion projects to murals and illustration, and collaborated with numerous well-known brands and institutions, including Burberry, Lanvin, Ginori, Svenskt Tenn, and the Royal Academy of Arts. His first book, Greco Disco, was published in 2019. In 2020 his first large interior design project was unveiled in Paris—Hotel Les Deux Gares—and in 2022 he launched his own fashion and homewares brand, Chateau Orlando. He exhibits his work internationally with an Athens-based gallery, writes a column for FT Weekend, and is currently working on a variety of new projects.
Billal Taright is a London-based photographer renowned for his striking interiors, fashion, still life, and portraiture. Successfully straddling the interface of art and commercial photography, his work has been featured internationally in publications ranging from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue to Cabana and AD, with fashion collaborations including Hermès, Diane Von Furstenberg, and many more.