An Eye for Design
- Publication Date: November 1, 2010
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 10 x 12
- ISBN: 9780810995734
- Page Count: 224
- Illustrations: 200 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World English
“With her delicate prints inspired by nature and her feminine but energetic hand, Allegra’s interiors are as harmonious as they are excessive, imaginative and timeless.” —Enric Pastor, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest (Spain)
Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Allegra Hicks’ approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work. Season by season, Hicks presents her original textile and pattern designs alongside beautiful photography of interiors, landscapes, and unexpected points of nature. She writes in her introduction:
“When I began to work as a designer—after finishing my studies, during which time I learned a variety of techniques—I had to find my own vocabulary. And I started by looking at nature. Patterns are always an elaboration of nature, a microcosm that takes off from shapes in the macrocosm. I observed everything is part of our everyday life, searching for the essence of these things. I still work in this way. Out of observation of the world, there emerges an abstraction, a pattern, which finds its own life once I remove it from the original context.”
Essays on design, color, and seasonal elements will inspire readers to look at interiors and fabrics in a new and different way. Pairing original textile and pattern designs with inspiring photography of interiors and landscapes, the book is an internal voyage through Allegra Hicks’ mind.
About the author
Allegra Hicks is a London-based designer whose line of luxury fashion, homewares, and accessories is sold worldwide in department stores and boutiques as well as in her stores in London and New York. She is well known throughout the world for her unique textile designs, which she uses in her interiors as well as her fashion line.