There are many reasons why I believe he deserves this title.
First and foremost is for his unique visual sensibility.
The second reason is for his commitment to stay true to his aesthetics whilst creating a remarkable business.
And, thirdly because he has achieved great success, despite staying in
Personally I celebrate other people's achievements, even more, when those who succeed are generous and kind.
I admire John and his wife Odette. They have always been wonderfully warm and encouraging in our occasional encounters, which I wish were more frequent.
He once said in a speech.... "if I can do it, anyone can....even if it takes you 25 years"...
Thank you for sketching a path for other Irish designers to follow...
John Rocha has a wonderful shop on