Hong Kong born, Ireland-based designer John Rocha is the singular inhabitant of a beautiful universe of his own creation, a world beyond our imagination. Rocha shares tantalizing glimpses of this cosmos through his fashions, jewelry designs and the John Rocha at Waterford Collection of stemware, giftware, lighting and interior home furnishings.
Moving to Ireland after graduating from London’s Croydon School of Art, John Rocha first established himself with his Chinatown label in Dublin in the 1980s, later designing clothing for both men and women in the Irish High Street stores A Wear and Brown Thomas. A 1993 recipient of the Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards, Rocha signature brands include “John Rocha,” “John Rocha Jeans,” Rocha John Rocha,” and ” John Rocha Jewelry.” Rocha was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 for his contributions to the fashion industry. Working with Waterford Crystal since 1997, John Rocha at Waterford reveals the artist’s fascination with light, texture and technique.
Black Cut is a little black magic from John Rocha at Waterford. The combination of black cased crystal and a clear caro cutting pattern is uniquely contemporary, a true classic and a favorite of savvy stylists and fashion editors around the world.
John Rocha's Signature is just that – a stylized representation of the designer’s mark in a bold crystal. With the designer's the interpretive cutting pattern, Signature is a mainstay of the John Rocha at Waterford Collection, a full range of contemporary stemware, barware and giftware.
An inveterate stargazer, designer John Rocha has long been fascinated by the light and illumination of the moon and stars. With this celestial vision, John Rocha exquisitely captures the essence of pure, brilliant moonlight within the cut crystal of the Muse Collection of Champagne Flutes by John Rocha at Waterford.
Ori & Rian
Ori and Rian, two patterns that mix and match update the Rocha aesthetic for the new age, feature a completely new and modern flared shape. The spare, contemporary cuts of Ori and advanced use of clear space are all hallmarks of the John Rocha experience. Rian’s dancing bubbles of modernist circular cuts simmer beneath an open expanse of clear crystal, creating a simple but elegant texture.
Solas & Interiors
The Waterford John Rocha Interiors Collection addresses an international audience of affluence and sophistication with an appetite and appreciation for high-end hospitality, bespoke lighting, furnishings and meta-luxe interiors.
Handcrafted at House of Waterford Crystal, the Solas Mirrors Collection features a frame of multitudes of bubble-like crystal buttons in undulating French Curves to amplify a thousand points of reflected light.
The ornate crystal frame features undulating French curves evocative of Indian-Persian paisley design between uniformly geometric borders.