Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Style & Substance: DAVID HICKS

Before there was Axel Vervoordt, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy & Jeffrey Bilhuber, there was David Hicks. Known to have transcended the role of the interior designer in the '50s and ’60s, Hicks injected a sense of eclecticism and luxury to the field with his impeccable taste, fearless technique, and discerning eye for color, shape, pattern, and texture. Hicks' status as an internationally acclaimed interior designed is unparalleled. With buoyant ease, he confidently covered walls in iconic graphics, selected a captivating figures as a focal point, or added a lush expanse of contrasting textures to an otherwise monochromatic space. Combining grace and flawless skill, he transformed a simple space into a work of art. In DAVID HICKS : A Life Of Design (Rizzoli New York) Ashley Hicks (the son of the legendary design master) assembled an elegant volume that showcases Hicks' power to conjure up an entirely new atmosphere and transform a space into an enchanting oasis. With 700 breath taking illustration this gorgeous book will be an instant classic as well as an inspiration to anyone interested in a home that is sophisticated without being ostentatious or superfluous!

Available next month at Rizzoli New York

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