See Creative Director Luc Goidadin’s Favorite Works From artnet Galleries

And he shared what else has been inspiring him lately.

Almost a year and a half ago, the esteemed British luxury leather goods company Smythson named Luc Goidadin as their new Creative Director. Luc, who had formerly been the Chief Design Officer at Burberry, stepped into his new role well-equipped to reinvigorate the brand.

“Smythson is a relatively undiscovered gem,” he explained to The Business of Fashion in early 2018. “It has the credibility of a historic brand without having been overexposed.” From his earliest days with the company, Luc has worked to bridge the gap between men’s and women’s products. Building on the brand’s historic foundation, he’s added a whimsical touch with new feminine shapes, bright colors, and interesting finishes adorning the latest products.

A man of many inspirations, we sat down with Luc to find what’s currently piquing his interest, from his favorite travel items to his top picks of artworks on artnet Galleries.

Luc’s Gallery Picks

Yellow Pumpkin
Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, <i>Yellow Pumpkin</i> (1982)/ Courtesy of Guy Hepner.

Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Pumpkin (1982)/ Courtesy of Guy Hepner.

Christmas Eve (Happy Club)
by Malick Sidibé

Malick Sidibé, Christmas Eve (Happy Club) (1963). Courtesy of HK Art Advisory + Projects.

Malick Sidibé, Christmas Eve (Happy Club) (1963). Courtesy of HK Art Advisory + Projects.

Lithograph of Water Made of Lines
David Hockney

David Hockney, <i><br /> Lithograph of Water Made of Lines</i> (1978–1980). Courtesy of Upsilon Gallery.

David Hockney,
Lithograph of Water Made of Lines
(1978–1980). Courtesy of Upsilon Gallery.


New Lineup
Mary Heilmann

Mary Heilmann, <i>New Lineup</i> (2017). Courtesy of Crown Point Press.

Mary Heilmann, New Lineup (2017). Courtesy of Crown Point Press.


Two girls on the beach, Coney Island, N.Y. 1958
Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus, <i>Two girls on the beach, Coney Island, N.Y. 1958</i>. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.

Diane Arbus, Two girls on the beach, Coney Island, N.Y. 1958. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.


Santa Fe Nude #6
Nathan Oliveira

Nathan Oliveira, <i>Santa Fe Nude #6</i> (1999). Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery.

Nathan Oliveira, Santa Fe Nude #6 (1999). Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery.


Luc’s Favorite Things

New artist: I recently bought a painting by HaYoung Kim. She’s a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art here in London. Her use of form and color is full of energy.

Museum: The National Museum of Archaeology in Naples is mind blowing in its collection of Roman art, particularly the paintings, which challenged my view of the historical evolution of Western art.

Breakfast food: I hold the no-doubt incorrect belief that loading up on carbs at breakfast is perfectly fine. It’s my excuse to indulge in toasted sourdough with butter.

Way to spend a Sunday: My bossy Jack Russell insists on a long Sunday walk. The gardens of Chiswick House (the Palladian villa built to house the Earl of Burlington’s art collection), are a favorite. I also dabble in drawing and painting, so Sunday is easel day.

Travel Accessory: I’ve been using our new Kilim holdall on recent trips. It’s extremely light as it’s cut from a woven carpet jacquard. Its bold pattern is a burst of uplifting color, which cheered me up during a particularly long airport delay.

Show to binge-watch: I’m usually a bit of a wimp when it comes to psycho thrillers, but Sharp Objects has got me spellbound. Amy Adams is raw and compelling. Patricia Clarkson is hypnotic.

Item to take on a long flight: Other than our new cashmere travel blanket, I love picking up a book at the airport which I’d never usually choose. Literary Russian roulette. Always have a back-up, however…

Store in New York: Years ago, I came across De Vera on Crosby street by accident and it took my breath away. It was like stepping into an utterly beautiful and otherworldly cabinet of curiosity, a mix of idiosyncratic antiques, jewelry, and other objets trouvés.

Find your own favorites by browsing artnet Galleries and finding the next addition to your collection. 

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