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103 DIMORESTUDIO 3 illustrations have landed on furniture, ceramics, fabrics, and even slippers for the ever preppy Stubbs & Wootton — but not by accident. Educated formally at Central St. Martins in men's fashion design and later under the aegis of interior designer Ben Pentreath, Hall braids the disciplines of fashion, design, architecture, and art with a deliberation born from his love for the Bloomsbury, an early-20th-century intellectual aristocracy of English writers, intellectuals, philosophers, and artists. With Warhol's sense of visual currency, Luke has used social media to create a métier where the world and its histories are his oyster. The latest pearl from the oyster bed of Hall's candied offi ce is a collection for Manifattura Richard Ginori, porcelain masters who have dominated tabletop fashion since 1735. Inspired by the designer's love for Greco-Roman mythology, the Il Viaggio di Nettuno collection is a decorative ditty of seafaring deities that rewrites the codes of antiquity with liberated color and Ginori's fi ne craftsmanship. Neptune and other mythological gods, their mantles billowing in the ocean winds, adorn an extensive suite of decorative plates, placeholders, teacups, teapots, oval trays, and mugs. Coral, shells, and Richard Ginori's signature gold rim decorate almost all of the pieces, adding pattern-fi lled borders to the seemingly boundless whimsy of chariots pulled by seahorses or Arion, who plays a golden harp astride a dolphin. The Mediceo vase, with handles that recall a mermaid's tail or the trinity of shells that form an innovative candlestick that can be used as a vase, debuted with the entire Il Viaggio di Nettuno collection at Salone del Mobile di Milan 2019. Pack your bags for Luke Edward Hall's self-described "escape from the hackneyed white cliché of minimalism." We await the U.S. launch of this enchanting ensemble for the heart of the table, slated for September. Colby Goetschius S alone 2019 saw the launch of three important projects for Milan- based Dimore Studio. The practice, founded by Italian-born Emiliano Salci and American Britt Moran in 2003, is active in a wide range of residential, retail, hospitality, and bespoke projects and exhibitions. The fi rm is certainly not lacking when it comes to a point of view. Salci recently told Elle Decor that he has a passion for work from "another era" and is drawn to create interiors that are part 1960s, part contemporary. F or the collaboration of Dior Maison and Dimore Studio for Salone 2019, Dimore was asked to create 14 objects inspired by the French fashion house. The exhibition, installed at the exquisitely beautiful Casa Degli Atellani, features vases, trays, a candelabra, tableware, frames, and an umbrella stand and is crafted from rich materials inspired by the Cubist and Surrealist schools of thought that were so inspiring for Dior. The settings were created as a play on illusion, with a graphic black backdrop etched in white chalk — stark and beautiful, a mix of glamour and elegance befi tting the exclusivity of the project. The collection will be available to ord er for one year. DIOR MAISON X DIMORE STUDIO The settings for Dimore Studio for Dior Maison Edward Luke Hall for Richard Ginori porcelain Dimore Gallery's Visioni exhibition of Gabriella Crespi Special Edition collection

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