At Habitat Home & Garden, we are inspired by traveling the world to find one-of-a-kind furniture and design that reflects the artistry and craftsmanship of cultures different than our own.
Textile designer John Robshaw receives a similar worldly influence when perfecting his craft, and we are so pleased to offer his line of bedding and linens at our furniture showroom in San Luis Obispo. Robshaw’s textiles are a perfect addition to our collection.
After earning a fine arts degree at Pratt, Robshaw studied traditional block printing in China, and then traveled to India, where he became fascinated and inspired by the fabric-making traditions of the local craftsmen.
Robshaw has gained a worldly knowledge of the print-making process, studying under local craftsmen in the Asian villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and working with printmakers in Indonesia and Thailand, whose family craft has been passed down through generations. By blending the styles, methods and cultures of these people, Robshaw was able to perfect his own style of textile making, drawing inspiration from his travels.
Even today, Robshaw spends several months of the year at workshops in India, where he oversees the printmaking process and continues to expand on his collections’ style and design. Robshaw says he not only draws inspiration from the places he’s traveled and the cultures he’s studied, but also the people he’s formed relationships with in these places. “When you look at my textiles, its like you've been on the world tour along with me." Robshaw explains.
Habitat Home & Garden is excited to have found a designer who shares our passion for travel, global inspiration and perfecting his craft. Robshaw’s designs feel right at home in our store, while still providing a distinct style and quality that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
At Habitat Home & Garden, our furniture and accessories all have a unique story- whether it be the culture they came from, the found materials they were created from, or the process of reclaiming something ordinary and making it extraordinary. The addition of John Robshaw’s collection to our store is no exception.
Stop by our furniture showroom in downtown San Luis Obsipo, CA to see Robshaw's unique textile designs. Through March 31, receive 10% off John Robshaw's collection when you shop at our showroom.
All images courtesy of John Robshaw Textiles.