John Robshaw

John Robshaw for Duralee & Duralee Furniture

John Robshaw

New York, NY

Favorite Duralee Products

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RAFI-Day Bed W/Bench Seat
RAFI-Day Bed W/Bench Seat
HUTANA-Sofa W/ Tufted Back
HUTANA-Sofa W/ Tufted Back
WARIF-Barrell Chair
WARIF-Barrell Chair
ZIMA-Tight Seat & Back Chair
ZIMA-Tight Seat & Back Chair
NAJAT-Chaise W/Tight Back
NAJAT-Chaise W/Tight Back
MINA-Banquette W/Shaped Back
MINA-Banquette W/Shaped Back

If you had a signature color, what would it be?

What is your favorite pattern from your collection & why?  
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.

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

What was your favorite part about working with Duralee on your collection?
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.

If you were to pick a song as your anthem, what is it?  

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

If you were to collaborate with any fashion designer, who would it be?  
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.

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

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

What is the best advice you could give a new designer just starting out?
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.

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

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

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



Project Gallery

Mina Banquette
Sinaan Bed

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