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Artist in Profile - Bob Window

Tell us a little about Bob Window - was your business planned, or did it naturally evolve? Did you actively seek out having a business, or did the business find you?

I think it found me - after 25 years in the fashion industry I found myself desperately wanting to do something different and create products myself. I’m still not sure how but printing textiles and cushions became a very real thing!

How would you describe your style? Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to?

Bold geometrics, modern, brutal and very, very stylish! So many things in the world to find inspiration from - I’ve been working in design for such a long time , I tend to observe all that surrounds me. I am in awe of anybody who creates their own product, particularly now that I know first hand the skill and devotion required.

Where do you find inspiration when you are in a creative rut?


No really, when I’m in that rut, and I am quite often, I take a step back and find something else to do - read, exercise, clean - whatever it takes to get my mind in a new space. Also, I never panic when that happens, something will come along.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

It used to be designing mainstream clothing that sold in the millions (really)  but I get the most satisfaction remembering I started Bob Window from scratch, with nothing,  and knowing everything I sell was created with my own hands.

What are your can’t-live-without design-room essentials?

Music, coffee and my favourite squeegee!

What projects are you currently working on?

Larger textile items - furniture, fabric lengths etc - but still so much work to do. And I’m always developing new prints and colours.

What events coming up will you be attending?

Bowerbird Adelaide, Makers and Shakers Sydney to name a few.