Billy Cotton’s hand is deft and light, weaving together bold colour palettes, custom-designed furniture and lighting, and striking artefacts and works of art to achieve liveable and easy interiors for today.
Cotton presents rooms that mix historical and modern influences, resulting in luxuriously sleek interiors for casual, yet sophisticated, living. The glamorous spaces – many designed for art-world clients, including Cindy Sherman and Lisa Yuskavage – are anchored in tradition but reflect the relaxed sensibilities of our time.
Cotton shares his multi-scaled approach to design – successful turns with his varied collections, which are often included in his interior projects. Furniture, lighting, wallpaper, tableware, and terra-cotta planters are part of his repertoire. Cotton’s industrial designs – like his interiors – embody an intelligence and understanding of design history. This book, the designer’s first, documents the groundbreaking work of a rising and notable talent and should be in the libraries of designers and connoisseurs of fine living.
13 April 2022