For the third and final edition in the Ladyburn 1966 triptych, the collection of eleven 56-year-old single malts are the backdrop to David Hicks’s most iconic sixties interiors, all now which have been lost to history. Personally selected by Hicks’s son Ashley, each image is paired with one of the designer’s celebrated patterns. The bold scarlet frame – Hicks’s signature motif – surrounds each collaged image providing a unifying thread across the collection. The complete set of bottles, carrying all ten images, includes an eleventh bottle, ‘the black swan’, that features a photograph of David Hicks himself with his wife Lady Pamela Mountabatten in their home in London. The black swan bottle can only be acquired when a full collection is purchased. Shown here within their individual and complete collection.
David Nightingale Hicks (1929 – 1998) was one of the Britain’s most famous designers, credited with revolutionising interior design in the sixties and seventies. Hicks broke away from traditional English style with his bold geographic prints, adventurous colour combinations and eclectic mix of antique and contemporary furnishings. His impressive private client list included royalty and high-profile celebrities in Europe, the USA and further afield. He also received commissions to design and decorate hotel suites, iconic film sets and some of London’s hotspots.
He is best known and remembered for his mastery of colour and patterns. In particular, their use in overblown motifs on wallpaper, soft furnishings, as well as famous ‘tablescapes’ – compositions created through the considered juxtaposition of curated modern and vintage artefacts.
See previous Ladyburn editions here for more information about the brand and the release structure. View Edition One.