(design.inspiration) david hicks

David Hicks designed Sydney's tres sexy Mars Lounge as his first project. Quite an achievement in itself. For those of you who are American readers, I'm talking about the Australian David Hicks - not the late great David Hicks, aka India Hicks' father. Although, David is quickly heading to the same stratosphere.

Which five words best describe you?
Crazy. Controlled. Creative. Moody. Funny.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first job on my own was a bar in Sydney called Mars Lounge. My design path has been progressing every year since. I love to look at new materials and finishes and evolve my design, however, I always stick to clean, rationalised detailing, which Mars Lounge has a lot of.
What’s your proudest achievement? Still being in business after seven years.
Who inspires you? Too many people and things to mention - at the moment I am inspired by and intrigued by Rachel Zoe, the famous stylist in LA.
What are you passionate about? Design, fashion, food, love and laughter.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To keep trying and never take no for an answer.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Again, too many to mention - one would be Tony Duquette.
What’s next? Don't know - maybe a TV show, and maybe a book.
What are you reading? Jacqui Collins.

Images courtesy of David Hicks