Beginning April, 2009, we are offering a collection of legendary interior designer Albert Hadley’s sketches. Representing decades of iconic interiors the drawings offer a rare glimpse into the design process, allowing us to see Hadley’s thinking on paper as he worked out these masterful rooms for his clients.
Albert Hadley was born in Nashville, Tennessee. An early interest in design and all things related to a life lived in style and comfort was influenced by his early life in the South. After World War II, he attended Parsons School of Design in New York and went on to teach at the school in New York as well as at the Paris campus, after graduating. Following stints at his own firm and McMillen, Inc., he began his legendary association with Mrs. Henry Parish II. In 1999 Albert Hadley closed the doors of Parish-Hadley and once again began his own firm, Albert Hadley Incorporated.
Albert Hadley is defined by his keen sense of architectural detail and proportion. During his distinguished career he has designed interiors for Mrs. Vincent Astor, Ambassador and Mrs. Henry Grunwald, Vice President and Mrs. Albert Gore, Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Maxwell, and Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols.