New Generation Gallery

Niamh O’Connell

BA Design (Textile and Surface Design) and Visual Culture, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery

Through small adjustments in our daily behaviours and attitudes, we can work with nature by allowing grasses, wildflowers and other vegetation to grow freely, providing shelter and food to nurture our smaller creatures. Pollinators and insects are key contributors in our ecosystem, and by protecting them and their habitat we can improve species richness, benefitting all. Moths and Meadows is a sustainable contemporary fabric collection for the home, designed to highlight this issue by focusing on the complexity of the lush growth of an uncut meadow, and by concentrating on the delicate regal beauty of papery winged moths, both playing vital roles in maintaining biodiversity. This collection is designed to be non-polluting and have low impact on the environment during its whole lifestyle. It centres around the well being of our society, encouraging positive behavioural change and appreciation for natural materials and processes.

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White Clover
White Ermine
Smooth Brome
Pale Tiger
Blue Grass