Interview of Rory DOBNER

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!

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