Artist Lucy Mahon has immortalised your favourite Soho House moments with a limited edition run of prints
The artist and illustrator reimagines iconic scenes – from 40 Greek Street’s green door to Picantes by the pool – in a limited-edition collection available to buy only at Soho.Home.Studio Chelsea on London’s King’s Road
Tuesday 9 August 2022 By Megan Murray
‘I look for a spark of interest in normal life – it doesn’t have to even be a scene or an object, it might be a colour combination, a pattern or some tiles. Often it can be quite childish, something that just catches my eye,’ she explains about her process, which has evolved significantly over the past few years.
While Mahon started in architectural line drawing, a gift of colourful pastels just before lockdown inspired her to take inspiration from children’s books and drawings, tapping into a more playful feel. ‘I have an inclination to make things “perfect” or “correct”, and it felt like an unlearning and a way of letting go,’ she says.
‘I’ve been a member for around eight years and used to work in the same building as Shoreditch House, so I was there a lot. It’s kind of beautiful the way this collaboration has come together, because I have spent a lot of time in the Houses drawing and practising before art was my full time job – just sat in a big armchair with my sketchbook,’ she reminisces.
‘With the Soho House collection, my initial exploration gravitated towards water and poolsides. Not only do I love swimming and really believe in the mental health benefits, but it’s also about bringing it back to basics for me – how I feel looking at those colours. The joy of seeing bright blue skies, a red striped beach towel, a colourful cocktail on a sunbed,’ Mahon shares, before admitting that Shoreditch House’s rooftop pool is her favourite subject thanks to the flat colours and happy memories she has there.
The collection is available to buy at Soho.Home.Studio Chelsea on London’s King’s Road where Mahon has hand-painted an installation, until the end of August.