‘If something’s brightly coloured, I’ll get drawn to it straight away,’ says Luke Edward Hall — the stylist, illustrator and recent Burberry collaborator, who describes his aesthetic as ‘Greco-Roman meets crumbling English country house with a dash of Palm Springs.’
Hall is the creative visionary behind Christie’s Young Hearts exhibition — a curated display of works by contemporary artists under 40, presented alongside pieces from Christie’s upcoming design sales. Featured artists include Pablo Bronstein, Kerstin Braetsch, Joe Bradley, Ida Ekblad and Math Bass, with design pieces by makers such as Yoichi Ohira and Carlo de Carli.
‘We’ve got a real variety of fun pieces here — Nordic design, Italian glass and ceramics from the 1950s and ’60s,’ says Hall, who took the idea of ‘the collector's home’ as his point of departure. ‘I like a real, eclectic mix of different periods. I’m all about showing you can take antique or mid-century furniture, and mix it with modern things.’
The Young Hearts exhibition will take place from 24-29 September at Christie’s South Kensington, with the contemporary artworks offered in the First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | London auction on 29 September. The design works will be sold in the Design sale at Christie’s London on 26 October.