After his studies in art and design British interior designer David Hicks launched his career with the decoration of his London house in 1954. His early clients included aristocracy and those in media and fashion. Married to Lady Pamela Mountbatten in 1960 he was soon making carpets for Windsor Castle and decorated the Prince of Wales’ first apartment at Buckingham Palace.
His dynamic sense of color and pattern became his signature style. Hicks first started to design patterned carpets and textiles in 1963 when he found that there was nothing on the market that he wanted to use. His style became timeless. The carpets and textiles that he created are as fresh and current today as they were when they were first introduced. David’s son, furniture designer Ashley Hicks, has reintroduced his father’s textiles.
The Design Directors of INSTUDIO keep a sample of “La Fiorentina” linen by the British designer neatly folded in their library of favorite fabrics. When a young professional client said she would like to see contemporary graphic shapes as opposed to floral patterns in the design development of her family friendly living room, this graphic print by the legendary David Hicks resurfaced and was the firt fabric that she selected to start her design.
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