Rethinking Design

This is 'Solar Sanctuary' my modular canopy prototype shown in an exhibition which celebrated craft and technology by the Crafts Council of Ireland.  Each petal is laser cut, then assembled by hand into variable shapes and scale.

I had put the 'petals' aside....until recently, when I was asked to re-build and recolour them into a panel backdrop for the sustainable and fair trade fashion company 'People Tree' lookbook.  
Here's me in my socks and the panel just installed in the photographic studio last weekend.  Scroll down for a sneak peek of one of the finished shots.

This is the model in a People Tree dress which was a collaboration with the wonderful designer Orla Kiely. With the red, it all looks quite Christmassy.  The organic cotton and fair trade dress is currently available from People Tree (and in green too!)  Photo is by Jonathan Rose at DigiBoutique.