We would like to know you better, Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Rory Dobner or Ror to everyone or Daddy to Huxley & Louie. I am an artist and I created a company called Rory Dobner Ltd which uses my art on homewares. I also own The Inkhouse Ibiza too which is a holiday rental home.
What’s your background?
Art, drawing, art, drawing and some more art since I was about 2 through to attending Central St Martins to study art as my university degree and what I continue to do now day and most nights!
What are your sources of inspiration?
The natural world, history and my children’s imaginations – which I think I am partly responsible for
How has your practice change over time?
I am much quicker at drawing now!
I love lighting candles, I love the light they give off and the atmosphere they create
What is an artistic outlook on life?
I am very relaxed, I enjoy life and simple pleasures really. The materialistic parts of society tend to pass me by as happiest with a beer, my ink pot, my pen and some paper.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I am happy it makes my customers happy.
Your collection features several candles, what was the idea?
I love lighting candles, I love the light they give off and the atmosphere they create when I am doing late nights working in my studio to relaxing in a big bubble bath before bed. The flickering and shadows is hypnotic to watch and very relaxing.
How do you define the fragrances of the collection?
I use my favourites really just closed my eyes and picked those smells that resonated most with me – Wild Fig, Rose, Geranium all smells I grew up with on Hayling Island.
In what mood does a candle set you up?
Relaxing and cosy!
For the last question , we would like to know what is your dream project?
I would love to work on a Hermes scarf design – that would be a great honour!