A painter turned textile artist, Robshaw has an eye for color and an appreciation for history, having studied traditional fabric-making techniques throughout Asia and India. His linen and cotton-voile bedding, fabrics, clothing, and dog beds are a riot of hues and styles, with patterns block-printed and silk-screened by hand. Robshaw’s aim is to revive textile traditions and frame them in new terms. But he’s also interested in giving back, too. As a former ambassador to nonprofit Aid to Artisans, he’s passed on his business expertise, helping textile workers in developing countries set up their own shops.
We've selected a grouping of gifts for our discerning members who know that high style doesn't have to be high priced.
We've gone through our coffers and picked some hidden gems in a huge range of categories — from furniture to accessories — to serve as a little design inspiration for 2012. Now's your chance to pick these items up at wallet-friendly prices.
Do you know why the princess felt the pea? It was because she wasn’t distracted by ill-fitting bedding. Like her, you too can enrich your sleep experience by stocking up on luxury queen-size linens from Villa Di Borghese, Signoria Firenze, Pratesi, Sferra, Bellora, and Frette, among others. Choose from a rainbow of colors and a dizzying array of solids and patterns. Happy slumbers!
A painter turned textile artist, Robshaw has an eye for color and an appreciation for history, having studied traditional fabric-making techniques in Thailand, India, China and Indonesia. Shop the sale for his block-printed cotton sheets, shams and pillows, their not-quite-uniform patterns purposely betraying a human’s touch. Also check out his handmade quilts that irreverently mix styles and hues.