David Collins Studio marks 30-years since its inception with past present future, a showcase exploring the design collective’s evolution.
Architecture and design consultancy David Collins Studio is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with an exhibition at curated by Nick Vinson of Wallpaper* magazine. Located at Phillips auction house, PAST PRESENT FUTURE recalls highlights from the studio’s past, offering a look into some of its most celebrated projects over the past three decades.
Born and raised in Dublin, David Collins childhood ambitions might have denied the world some of the most treasured interiors of the 20th and 21st centuries. Fourtuitously, his family put pay to fashion designer and musician aspirations while and aversion to latin prevented a career in Law. Instead, David followed his father’s footsteps with a degree at Bolton Street School of Architecture.
David’s legacy is a subtle vision that pervades the contemporary aesthetic. Each David Collins Studio project across hotels, restaurants, residential and retail, is a deeply textured interior that feels simultaneously contemporary and established, rooted in the life and traditions of its location and exemplifying the studio’s extraordinary capacity to reinvent and reinterpret the past.
From private residences to retail spaces, the exhibition explores David Collins Studio’s unique approach to architecture and design through imagery and examples of furniture. Memorable examples of the studio’s work include Claridge’s Bar, The Wolseley, Nobu Berkeley and The Connaught Bar, Harrods Shoe Heaven and Alexander McQueen flagship stores in Miami, London, New York and Tokyo.
Having recently collaborated with Italian furniture designers Promemoria, the PAST PRESENT FUTURE showcase looks forward to the David Collins Studio creative partnerships still to come.