• Ashley Hicks Furniture Profile
  • Ashley Hicks Profile

Ashley Hicks Profile

Ashley Hicks was born in 1963 and trained at the Architectural Association. He worked briefly for his father, interior designer David Hicks, before starting his own practice designing interiors and furniture.

In 1997 Ashley Hicks designed his first furniture collection, named 'Jantar Mantar', starting with his interpretation of an ancient Greek Klismos chair. In 2002 he published 'Design Alchemy', a review of interiors and products designed by him and his wife Allegra (they married in 1990 but separated in 2008). Ashley designed a series of Allegra Hicks shops, and ranges of home accessories sold in them.

Ashley wrote a personal memoir of his father, 'David Hicks: Designer', also in 2002. Starting in 2003, he created 'David Hicks by Ashley Hicks' collections of fabrics and carpet. In 2009 he published a definitive review of his father’s career and life, 'David Hicks: A Life of Design'.

Ashley has designed architecture and interiors in Europe, the USA and the UK, mixing private residential projects with occasional commercial work. He divides his time between London and his country home in Oxfordshire.

Go to Ashley's own site to see his interior design and other work, and the Places and Things that inspire his furniture designs: www.ashleyhicks.com