He is a well known name in Textiles world and doesn’t need any introduction. He is on every lifestyle , home decor or textiles blogs and magazines. India inspirit was running behind but as they say – It’s better late than never . So , here I am introducing John Robshaw – immensely talented Textiles designer based in New York. His work speaks about his love affair with India and its intoxicating beauty. In his own words “I-Caught-the-Asia-Bug” John had come to India to find natural indigo dyes for his paintings but he instantly fallen in love with India’s almost 2000-year old precious textile traditions.
In an attempt to merge his international design background with the skills of Indian craftsmen , he has been developing an impressionable range that reflects India's cultural diversity with the quite stylish and modern twist and thus creating his signature look . His range has an Indian flavor and feelings , colors from soft , neutral to vibrant , designs drenched in ancient royal splendor, completely hand crafted, paying an ode to craftsmanship in India.
I loved the way John has expressed his passion for work “By producing my textiles abroad, I get to become a minor character in the lives of the people I work with, and I can take inspiration from what I see and do there. I go to their weddings, celebrate their festivals, I get sick with them, I develop relationships with the people who are teaching me. When you look at my textiles, its like you've been on the world tour along with me."
Would it not be double delight for us when we get to see not only his work but a glimpse of his beautiful house . His house is recently featured in lonny magazine . Here are some of the captivating pics with so much of Indianness.
So beautiful ………
Have a look at his fine looking work spring , 2011 catalog
( All images from John Robshaw)
Please do visit the site http://johnrobshaw.com/ for stunning collection.