David Collins was born in March of 1955 and raised in Dublin where his father, Jack, worked as an architect. From an early age, David had a tendency for eye interest and light, a childhood memory of his pale blue bedroom would inform much of his incredible work, most strikingly the Blue Bar at the Berkeley Hotel.
Collins opted instead of comfortable seating, saturated tones and a wide variety of textures and 17 different shades of blue to paint one wall. Particular care was always taken over lighting, partly because of his mother, Helen, who always had inspirational his work and life.
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Collins founded his eponymous firm in 1985, and since then his refined, luxurious style has reached well beyond London to restaurants, hotels and private homes from Moscow to New York. Madonna was a great admirer, commissioning him to design a friend’s nightclub in Miami, and he even had a writing credit on her 1998 single Drowned World/Substitute For Love. With mischievous regard for media curiosity, Collins hung a 6ft by the 8ft photograph of the star outside his boardroom.
Being a truly gifted and inspirational man, David has left us with some of the most remarkable and treasured interior design projects in the world. Faithfull to the character David Collins, his Studio recently made a donation to Macmillian Cancer support whose incredible team cannot be underestimated. This act will be remembered forever!