David Hockney- Inspired By Colour

Tate Britain is currently hosting an exhibition of artworks by legendary artist David Hockney. In a photoshoot with photographer Tim Walker for British Vogue, the great man himself is pictured sitting on a George Smith Signature Armchair with a loose back cushion in contrasting mohair fabric.

David Hockney, Large Interior, Los Angeles, 1988. Here at George Smith, we’ve been inspired by his use of bold colours to create a few pieces which are vibrant, daring and fun.

David Hockney, Garden with Blue Terrace, 2015. For more information about Hockney's exhibition at the Tate click here

Bold colours

Bright, block colour used on the Somerville Chair, combined with tactile fabrics, gives an impression of sensuous luxury. A touch of black, as seen here on the Soho Baby Buttoned Drum, also adds sophistication to a room. When used in combination with saturated colours such as turquoise or yellow, this technique gives a stunningly dramatic look!

Orange brings warmth and character to any room, as seen here on the Channelled Sofa by Commune. The fabric's deep and earthy tones provide a striking visual impact.

Warm baby pink on this Channelled Side Chair, when combined with grey or blue tones, can look modern, pleasant and often romantic, yet without feeling overwhelming. The Knight Stool featured is an incredibly versatile piece of furniture, doubling up as a footrest or a seat, or even as a handy spot for nibbles and drink trays.


George Smith mohair velvet comes in a variety of colours, some bolder than others! The brighter ones include hot Indian Pink, Yellow and Turquoise. These solid blocks of colour are not only one of George Smith’s most hard-wearing fabrics, they also add a punch of vivid colour and texture to your luxurious statement piece.

Contrasting upholstery is a fantastic way to create a colourful piece of furniture. By using colours that deliberately clash, or ones that have been carefully chosen to work together, your piece of furniture becomes personal, unique and – dare we say it - even a little Hockney-esque!