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Duralee Interviews John Robshaw

John Robshaw


Duralee: If you had a signature color, what would it be?
John Robshaw: Indigo

Duralee: What is your favorite pattern from your collection & why?  
John Robshaw: Kedara. I like the look of a misprinted block.  Sata, I like how the design looks misprinted shifting between a bold statement and a light outline.

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?  
John Robshaw: PAINTER… still trying to be!

Duralee: What was your favorite part about working with Duralee on your collection? 
John Robshaw: I enjoyed working with the great ladies at Duralee.  It was fun watching them try and steer me down different aesthetic paths with all of their experiences with prints over the ages.

Duralee: If you were to pick a song as your anthem, what is it?  
John Robshaw: “LET’S STICK TOGETHER” By Brian Ferry

John Robshaw

Duralee: Design trends tend to be cyclical, what trend would you like to see make a comeback?  Which do you wish would never return? 
John Robshaw: I don't follow trends so much - sorry madames!  Happy to let them all live in this massive world.

Duralee: If you were to collaborate with any fashion designer, who would it be?  
John Robshaw: Big fan of Dries Van Noten.  He is all over the place with prints and I can't quite figure him out.  It intrigues me.

Duralee: Where is the most inspiring place you’ve ever been?  
John Robshaw: Always changing, buy maybe Katmandu in Nepal.  The temples are incredible, as well as the pollution!

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you could live on any movie set, which one would you pick?  
John Robshaw: The English Patient.  Deserts, planes and lovely ladies lost in caves.

Duralee: What is the best advice you could give a new designer just starting out? 
John Robshaw: Apprentice at your favorite designer's studio.  It's the best way to understand the business, see it in action and make some new friends.

Duralee: If you had to choose any other designer to design your home, who would it be and why?  
John Robshaw: Sara Bengur, the Turkish American Star.  She has just the right touch and gets my vibe.

John Robshaw

Duralee: Do you have any hidden talents?  
John Robshaw: I can juggle, play a deadly game of squash and I dive.

Duralee: What’s on your wish-list right now?  
John Robshaw: Around the world trip for 6 months, please!