Gergei Erdei Creates Mesmerizing Objects of Desire

A first release of the series from the London artist who once worked on Gucci’s creative team.

Gergei Erdei Objects of Desire

An artistic talent across many mediums, Gergei Erdei previously worked on Gucci’s creative team in Rome—under Alessandro Michele’s creative direction—on women’s ready-to-wear, embroidery, and illustration. Erdei, also an interior designer, has released an exclusive collection of six folding screens, each a visually striking art piece, interpreting ancient stories in a new light.

Hand-painted London on screens crafted in Hungary, Erdei’s designs were inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, using a dry brush technique to add softness to the figures. Each screen takes about five to seven days to come to fruition.


Gergei Erdei Objects of Desire Series



‘’Since ancient times, humans have adorned walls with art, from cave paintings to modern frescoes. I found it fascinating we continue this tradition with our walls, prompting me to reflect,” Erdei says. “The screens stand impressively tall at 2.3 metres, acting as a highly decorative partition between the owner and the outside world. They present a plain façade on one side but immerse you into an illustrated universe on the other.”

Erdei’s expansive design portfolio includes collaborations with Farrow & Ball and Penhaligon’s, and a menswear collection with French fashion brand Drole de Monsieur. His namesake interior design firm has designed for emporiums Browns, Farfetch, and Selfridges.

In partnership with The Maine Mayfair in London, Objects of Desire will be available to preview in the upcoming months.

Photography by Wanda Martin.