In 2015, I worked closely with Jen Stumbles, co-owner of Eco Outdoor, to produce a range of bespoke large scale pieces to add some decorative elements to Eco's cutting edge showrooms. There are now 7 stores under the Eco Outdoor umbrella. Having come from a retail background (my Hubby owned 6 Hugo Boss stores) I totally understand what that means. Crazy business people. Crazy business!
I'm not the only artist that to whom Jen has shown support. Each showroom is filled with creations made by Aussie artisans and, as a result, these spaces are bursting with creative energy. But Jen's eye is also a discerning one and so the level of sophistication in her choices is impressive.
In a conversation with Sarah Appleford, I was fortunate to be recently interviewed for Eco's Blog.
The images below show some pendant lights created for Eco Outdoor. I made 5 all up. The covers are made from hand knitted cotton rope which has been hand dyed by Shibori Textiles in one piece. That is no mean feat as rope when wet, like wool, is exceptionally heavy. Each cover contains 400 metres of rope.