March 7, 2007

David Hicks

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.

4 comments:

  1. He certainly was talented! A bit of an ego, but very talented.

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  2. These West Elm chairs are becoming a classic. I think Pink (casapinka) recently got one for her newly pink study.

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  3. ^^ nice blog!! ^@^

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