The year of 1955 and the city of Dublin witnessed the birth of one of the best interior designers in the XX and XXI century: David Collins. With a degree at Bolton Street School of Architecture (following his father’s footsteps), Collins travelled to London, where he settled. And it was in Great Britain’s capital that he would catch the eye of Pierre Koffmann, who was amazed at a redecoration project Collins had developed in one of his friends’ house.
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His innovative creative vision gave place to David Collins Studio, where David and his business partner, Iain Watson, brought a new form of thinking to the design industry. A combination of aesthetics, rationale and attention to details set the tone, influenced by giants like Le Corbusier or Mies Van Der Rohe, in projects full of elegance and sophistication.
The reinvention of the past and the deeply textured interiors are part of David Collins legacy, in hotels, restaurants, retail and residential houses. And although he sadly left us in 2013, after twenty-eight years in the interiors business, this legacy of him never stopped and continues nowadays. CovetED will always remember you, David.
Vogue Lounge in Mahanakhon Cube, Bangkok (Thailand)
Project “Alexander McQueen” in Paris (France), winner of the Prix Versailles 2016
Project “Artesian“, at the Langham Hotel, in London (Great Britain), winner of the Best Bar in the World in 2015, by World’s Fifty Best Bars
Project “The Blue Bar” in the Berkeley Hotel, in London (Great Britain), winner of the Best Bar in 2009, by Time Out London
Project “Colbert”, in London (Great Britain), winner of the Restaurant of the Year of 2013, by Tater
Project “The Connaught Bar” at The Connaught, in London (Great Britain), winner of the Best Interior Design of the Year of 2009, by Elle Decoration British Design Awards, and of the World’s Best Bar in 2016, by Cocktail Spirited Awards
The Collins Room in Manhattan, NY (USA)
The London NYC in Manhattan, NY (USA)
Sky Residence at the Ritz-Carlton, in Mahanakhon, Bangkok (Thailand)
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Source: David Collins Studio