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Des Skordilis

Australian-born illustrator and artist Des Skordilis recreates a colorful domestic scene to bring out the texture and magnitude of Soho. Color, bold shapes and his unique stroke define Des’s work in any of the various disciplines: drawing, painting, digital illustration, animation. The Soho lamp is an object–made of roto-molded polyethylene–that you can recognize from a distance. It is available in different sizes and emits ambient light both outdoors and indoors.

Des, how would you define your style?

DS

My style is first and foremost defined by color. I utilize a transdisciplinary approach that wields bold forms, playful textures, and joyful imagery imbued with naivety.

What concept did you want to put forward in this illustration?

DS

I wanted to create a bold illustration that combined form and color playfully, portraying good design like Soho, which endures over time, in an everyday scene.

What was your inspiration for this illustration?

DS

This illustration was inspired by Matisse’s colorful still life works and his artistic vision where only joy and comfort exist—domestic bliss!

What does the Soho lamp make you think about?

DS

Soho makes me think about the importance of space and the way considered design and the comforting glow of light can improve the quality of our day-to-day lives.

Is there any feature of Soho that stands out to you more than the others, that you took into account when creating this illustration?

DS

The graceful simplicity of the molded polyethylene shade stands out the most to me.

Working with light is essential for any artist. How has light played a role in this collaboration?

DS

Light has played a role in my collaboration with Marset by experimenting with different color compositions to accent a palette that is aesthetically pleasing.

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