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 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.
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.
Specializing in a style that’s a little bit old and a little bit new, this multivendor sale includes all the essentials that you need to create a bedroom, from sheets, duvets and decorative pillows to furniture, rugs and accents. Time-tested materials, contemporary patterns and a classic color palette define these objects, made by such brands as Matteo, Rani Arabella, Voluspa and nuLOOM. Plus, spend $150 on items in this sale, and get a $30 credit toward your next Gilt purchase. (Conditions apply, with one credit per member while supplies last.)
Soothing while adding visual interest, geometrics are the oldest decorating pattern in the book. Incorporate them into your interior via accents like Angela Adams’ embroidered Shimmer pillows or with statement-makers like Missoni Home’s Dadi rug, whose confetti-like white squares punctuate its black background.