Amber Khokhar

Amber Khokhar

Arts, crafts and design inspired by floral and traditional motifs

Biography

I was the first person commissioned to design a modern carpet for Buckingham Palace.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins, artist, designer and educator Amber Khokhar combines her strong background in design with a diverse academic and practical knowledge of traditional art to create enchanting designs, paintings and products.

HRH Prince Charles commissioned Amber to design a carpet for Buckingham Palace, making Amber the 'First person commissioned to design a modern carpet for the Palace'. Situated at the centre of Buckingham Palace the 40metre long carpet sits alongside George IV's collection of paintings which includes works by Holbein, Reubens and Canaletto.

Amber's private clients include The Designers Guild, The Islamic Art Museum Malaysia and Rolls Royce. Whilst Public commissions include window designs for ‘The Wall of Faith’ at Aintree University Hospital Liverpool; tiled wall panels for ‘The Prayer Hall’ at Islamia Girls School and Parasol’ exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum in conjunction with ‘Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts’.

site specific and art led

Amber's commissions include a design requested by HRH Prince Charles for a 40m long carpet in Buckingham Palace.

Her hand woven silk and wool rug designs are currently available at Asprey, New Bond Street, London W1S 4AY.

ceramics

Inspired by the patterns and underlying geometry in nature, Amber’s distinctive floral motifs are hand painted onto ceramic ware. Individual tiles are currently available set within oak boxes or individually to frame.

stationery and book art

‘Arabesque’ was designed by Amber for Conway Stewart, Britain’s finest luxury pen makers, and presented to HRH The Prince of Wales on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

glass

Inspired by the ‘Black Iris’, a flower first cultivated in Ancient Egypt and associated with Royalty for millennia - Amber's collection of hand cut & engraved crystal is available at Asprey.

other crafts

Amber's other work includes painting, geometric designs based on natural forms and drawings.