In Memory of Albert Hadley

April 6, 2012

In Memory of Albert Hadley

Over the past week I, as well as all of the designers in my office have been thinking about the passing of Albert Hadley. He was an incredible designer – charming, charismatic and talented. His work evoked an eloquence on par with the man himself.

My fondest memory of Hadley’s work stems back to my early years of design inspiration, and the work of Parish Hadley. When I started my business, Sister Parish’s granddaughter, Jessica Parish Galloway, was one of my first clients and I fondly recall getting to incorporate many inherited pieces from her grandmother into the design while keeping it fresh and inviting.

With the passing of Albert, we lost a great American designer, but I think these times pose great opportunity to celebrate a life. It brings to light how and why they will continue to inspire us for many years to come.

What is your greatest memory of this legend?