Gavin Rajah will soon launch his new lifestyle collection which he created for local retailer @home and will be available exclusively in @home stores throughout South Africa from November the 14th 2018.
The collection is inspired by Gavin’s travels to India and the phrase ‘an Indian Summer’ which refers to an unexpectedly warm period of weather in spring and autumn. The Indian Summer collection includes soft furnishings, bed throws and exquisite intricately detailed pillows with meticulous embellishments and alluring prints.
According to Gavin, the designs have been inspired by the lavish summer palaces of India and an era long forgotten. Picture rich materials, ornate and exotic embellishments, the luxury of sultry velvets adorned with metallic threading and glass beads, lush cotton necessities to help keeps things cool in the bedroom, and you’ll know exactly what to expect from this collection.
‘I was amazed by the incredible craftsmanship of the local artisans of historical India. The embroidery and use of textiles were mind-blowing.’
‘I loved the ornate detailing on neutral surfaces and at the same time the lush garden settings of the palaces. I chose a signature emerald green and added pewter and marble. The signature prints find their inspiration in the same moment with flourishes of Indian palms, birdlife and Indian block prints.’
‘I want people to be able to use these pieces as accents in creating an interior that nurtures them and provides an escapist flight of fantasy to the rich opulence and lush nature of India,’ said Gavin.
Take a look at a teaser of the collection below.