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10.12.07

{david collins studio}














Callas Brasserie, Budapest, Hungary
"A grand Budapest coffee house displaying fin-de-siècle influences with an Art Deco twist."

{"Everything we do is a reflection of the principle that design is in the detail."}

I first became interested in
David Collins' work after visiting one of the hotels and restaurants he designed and was immediately taken with every glamorous detail. Founded in 1985, David Collins Studio includes architects, interior, graphic and furniture designers in offices on three continents. The style is immediately identifiable by its sleek, sophisticated urban glamour, stunning lighting, high-gloss satins, and rich leather. The Irish-born architect has helped to create some of the coolest places to be seen in London, including The Wolseley restaurant, and is now taking on Manhattan and LA . . .

David Collins has also won GQ's Man of the Year Award:
". . . for creating some of the capital's most convivial restaurant interiors - the Wolseley, J Sheekey, Locanda Locatelli. Collins ranks amongst the best company in London and is hot-wired to modern life. But he understands restaurants, rather than lives in them."
--Charlie Porter, GQ











The newly renovated Hilton Prague Old Town hotel in Prague














Kensington, London {private residence}













Eaton Square, London
"Luxury private residence with French antiques, silk rugs and bespoke furniture set within elegant mid 19th-century architecture."
















The Blue Bar, Berkeley Hotel, London
"This iconic cocktail bar features original Lutyens panelling glamorously reinvented with eponymous blue lacquer."













Earls Court, London {private residence}













Kensington, London {private residence}












Eaton Square, London {private residence}


Nobu Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London
"Chic destination Japanese restaurant and cocktail lounge with interior architecture inspired by natural forms."













Penthouse in Tribeca, Manhattan








Crown Suite at The London West Hollywood

12 | notes :

Arch at Rang [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi from India:-) Just came in through Katiedid.

Really glamorous I must say:-)

Will drop by again:-)

Arch

Maryam in Marrakesh [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What lovely work. Glamorous fireplace and love those pink couches.

Suzy [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

His interiors are stunning, thanks for the introduction. Must check out his website for more!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

as glamorous as I would expect from a glamorous chickateeta :-)

Pink Wallpaper [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

beautiful design...i love the attention to balance.

Bronwyn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

fantastic roundup! very elegent and glamorous indeed.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey, you know, I think I went to that coffee house in Budapest. I didn't realize who designed it, that is very cool! Very beautiful design and yes, so glamorous!

xo

Alkemie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow! these photos are fabulous! I can see why you are fan. His hotel and private residences that he has done are just great!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks, everyone, for all your comments--you can imagine how beautiful these interiors are in person, with images like these.

And Melissa, very cool that you've been to the place in Budapest! The places I went to were in NYC, but Budapest would be amazing!

coco+kelley [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

so clean and crisp, yet inviting too - a hard balance to strike. gorgeous post!

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Isn't Bolton Street College of Arch. in Dublin though?

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello anon--the resource I had stated that it was "London's Bolton Street School of Architecture," and this may be a colloquial name for it, but I'm not certain. There is Dublin School of Architecture on Bolton Street in Dublin, which may the one you're thinking of . . . Either way, thanks for keeping me on my toes, and I've ammended the post until I can find out for certain where David Collins studied.

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