More About John Rocha and John Rocha Jewellery


John Rocha was born in Hongkong. In the 1970’s he moved to London as a fashion student. He was truly inspired by Irish linen and moved to Ireland in the 1980’s and has been there since with his wife and business partner. All this time he has been working on his collections, experimenting with various techniques, materials and designs. His unique ways of handcrafting knitwear and hand painting silks give his collections a special appeal. The biggest highpoint of his career would probably be in 1994 when he won the award of British designer of the year and has not looked back since then. Nowadays, John is an internationally recognized brand.

John did not restrict himself to one medium. He diversified his work to various other fields. The John Rocha at Waterford crystal collection was a big hit in 1997. This range has enjoyed consistent success since then. In 1999, John Rocha launched his very first interior design project in Dublin, The Morrison Hotel. Presently, it is rated among the best hotels through out Europe. This inspired him to launch various other interior design projects. He started an apartmental and penthouse development project in Liverpool City centre named, L3. Currently, he is working on two more projects. One is an Urban residential project in Birmingham City Centre and Luxury apartments in Budhapest.

John was launched in 2000. It involved five exclusive Debenhams ranges for Womenswear, Menswear, Childernswear, Home and Accessories. He received the CBE (commander of the British Empire) award in light of his contributions to the British fashion Industry. In 2002, John Rocha Jewellery was launched in Dublin. Johen Rocha jewellery has one of the most innovative and inspired collections. The collection ranges from the simpler pieces to the more complicated ones. The designs are very unique and original. They are mostly inspired by organic substances, part of every day life. E.g. There is the LEAF. It is comprised of sophisticated shapes that form up an arc, when worn, around the neck. Other designs include a cross, pebbles and many other articulate pieces. They are high quality personal use items as well as top notch gifts.

Finally this bright man decided to share his design philosophy. He wrote a book named Texture Purity form Detail. This book was a magnificent illustration of his beliefs and practices with regards to design. It serves as the perfect record of John Rochas extremely successful ventures in the fields of Interiors, Fashion, Product and architecture. 2004 marked the beginning of a new venture. BLACK CUT at Waterford crystal. It includes a range of black stems and gift ware. The black cut includes products like the Water crystal John Rocha black cut Red wine glass, water crystal John Rocha black cut Champagne flute or the waterford crystal John Rocha black cut Tumbler. These designs with their high gloss crystal surfaces and magnificent cuts allow for the crystal to shine immaculately.