Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tribute to Mark Hampton

What a beautiful tribute to Design Icon Mark Hampton by his wife Duane. She has compiled a book about Mark and his design excellence now available. This is a treasure. I had the opportunity to interview Mark for my HGTV show, "The Best of American Design" and what a delightful guy he was! A true gentleman. Years later I saw him at the New York Antiques show and he was just the same delightful man. His artwork was so clever as he would create Birthday cards for friends and family. Once while visiting Hubert de Givenchy in his home in the Loire valley I saw an original piece of his art in one of the rooms. His talents were spread in many corners of the world. He is an inspiration to us all.
Thanks Duane for sharing his designs and your personal remembrances with us all. These photos were taken in Duane and Mark's apartment in New York City. Photos by the New York Social Diary.


  1. Joe, how wonderful, I would love to see some of his art works! His design work is impecable....

    Art by Karena

  2. He is definitely a favorite of mine and cannot wait to see the photos his wife has shared in a book. Such a lovely tribute. I also admire his daughter's design aesthetic as well. It runs in the family!


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