Designer Profile

John Dickinson

The art of simplicity. The elegance of understatement. The assured sense of style. The hallmarks of John Dickinson. Heralded as one of the 20th century's most important and acclaimed designers, Dickinson created pieces that are easily identifiable yet difficult to duplicate. The imaginative works of John Dickinson create rooms that delight the senses and engage the mind.

John Dickinson

“Angelo Donghia introduced me to John Dickinson in 1978. From 1980 until his death in 1982, I represented John’s unique designs in my Texas showrooms. For many years, I have wanted to reintroduce John’s collection in a material and manner that he would have admired. Now with the complete approval of his estate, I have the opportunity to do just that and I sincerely hope that all who have appreciated his designs will look favorably on our efforts.” – David Sutherland 

“I first remember seeing the firehouse published in “House and Garden.” It was so different than anything I had ever seen and not a little shocking. When I was living in San Francisco a few years later, we met quite by accident and became close friends. I think, for that reason, it has always been difficult for me to separate his work from our friendship. But I can say now that I have, and find it more wonderful than ever. He would be thrilled that an entirely new group of collectors feel the same way.” – Carlene Safdie

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Etruscan Table
Hoofed Table
Medium African Table
Table With Rope Tie