David Easton COLLECTIONS

David Easton’s collections are savvy interpretations of both traditional and modern styles. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, ranging from his travels and his personal passion for history to the sheer practicalities of modern living. His designs have been applied to a range of product lines: upholstery, casegoods, fabrics, trims, lighting, wallcoverings, carpets and outdoor furniture. The understated chic of these furnishings reflects the seasoned assurance of a sophisticated designer.

Henredon
The David Easton “At Home” collection is an urbane take on modern design. It features a variety of upholstery silhouettes as well as dining, bedroom, and furnishings for the home. David’s inspirations come from the 30’s and 40’s and French Moderne designers such as Andre Arbus and Jean Michel Frank. Each piece is finely crafted from French figured ash or mahogany. Special finishes include lacquered linen, leather or red lacquer applications with metal accents in brushed, antiqued brass and nickel.

Robert Abbey
The David Easton lighting collection for Robert Abbey has expanded since its introduction in 2003 to include over 50 table and floor lamps, chandeliers, hanging pendants, wall sconces, and picture lights. The updated classic styles are available in rich finishes; dark antique nickel, bronze, and antique brass and feature fine detailing such as leather shades and adjustable hardware.

Lee Jofa
David Easton’s fabrics are the perfect blend of traditional sophistication and modern comfort. Provençal and Florentine motifs characterize the first collection while the second collection offers novel interpretations of classic stripes, plaids, textures, and florals in prints and weaves. His collection of trimmings is named for and inspired by one of England’s most important country houses, “Cliveden”. These trims were designed to compliment his existing fabric collections. Fall 2005 will herald a new collection of exquisite and sophisticated indoor/outdoor fabrics. This is a first in this market for Lee Jofa and David Easton.

Cole and Son
For Cole and Son, the venerable British wallpaper company, David Easton has compiled a marvelous collection of new and old wood block papers. Known as The “Richmond Collection,” the line offers traditional styles, such as “St. James Trellis,” as well as the exotic “India Paper.” The second collection of papers will launch in 2006.

Walters Wicker
The “Viscaya” collection was inspired by wicker pieces that David’s parents had on their porch when he was a child. He embraces indoor/outdoor living as seen in his design for his country house where this furniture was first used. The namesake for this collection is the Viscaya house in Key Biscayne. This historic home evokes indoor/outdoor living with its Italian style of open living spaces on all four sides surrounding a central courtyard as well as the sumptuous gardens and waterfront view. This collection consists of dining sets, lounging and accent pieces.

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David Easton

David Easton is one of the world’s most sought-after interior designers. While he has made his name as a neo-classicist, his erudition of architecture and decoration is wide-ranging and continuing.

David received his architecture degree from Pratt Institute in 1963, where he studied with Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, the widow of one of the founders of the Bauhaus. Upon graduation, he received the Fountainbleau scholarship, which enabled him to travel and study in Europe. When he returned, he took a position with the New York designer Edward Wormley, whose Dunbar furniture line is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In 1967, he joined the venerable firm of Parish-Hadley, where he worked in both the architecture and decoration departments. There, he admits to being “seduced by decoration.” David founded his own firm in 1972, and quickly gained recognition for his classically inspired, traditional interiors. In the 1980s, his English-style interiors became emblems of the age.

In recent years, he has shifted to a more streamlined, contemporary aesthetic as a response to his own shifting tastes and those of his clients. “It’s necessary to move forward,” says David. “I see a desire to simplify life, and for less complicated interiors. I think the future will be about a more intelligent use of resources and a more intelligent support of lifestyles.”

In addition to his residential work, David has designed collections for Henredon Furniture Inc., Lee Jofa, Walters Wicker, Beauvais Carpets, Cole and Son Ltd. (wallpaper), and Robert Abbey Inc. (lighting).

Named to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992, David is a frequent lecturer. His keynote at NeoCon 2004 was titled “Return of the Jetsons: The American House, Past, Present, and Future.” In the same year, he was also invited to design the entire Marshall Field’s Trend House, further testament to his leadership in the field of residential architecture and design. David has twice been presented with Classical America’s Arthur Ross Award, and most recently, his peers honored him with the “Lifetime Achievement” award at London’s Design & Decoration Awards.

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