Somehow, David Linley is related to David Hicks... but it's royalty and therefore, very convoluted. If you want to figure out the branches, check here. It's all through the Mountbatten side - he was married to Lady Pamela Mountbatten.
I have been a fan of David Hicks for years, ever since I was someplace, which I can't remember, in London and saw one of his hotel designs. I have first editions of two of his books: Living with Design and Garden Design. David Hicks' logo was a stylized H's formed into patterns.
After his death in 1998, his design mantle was taken over by his son Ashley and daughter India, who was a flowergirl in the fairy-tale wedding of Charles & Diana.
This morning, I got something from West Elm and they have the lovliest David Hicks-inspired dining room chairs. The come in some stunning colours including a pale blue, pale green and white. They're finished in a high gloss.
The proof of a classic design is how it keeps re-appearing through the years, each time looking fresh and new.