Linen, porcelain, leather
The presence of nature has the ability to improve our physical and mental health, productivity, and well-being. As we continue to urbanize, however, there is an increasing separation from nature within built environments. Natural Habitat investigates the potential of a textile to function as a vessel for plants in indoor spaces. The work explores the traditional art of weaving from a contemporary perspective to bring new function to woven wall-hangings. Doubleweave, a technique that involves weaving two layers of cloth simultaneously, is utilized to create pocket forms in one textile. The design features a hidden ceramic vessel that can live inside the woven pocket or on its own. The series of planters is intended to inspire the inclusion of greenery in urban interior spaces and manifest a meaningful connection with nature within the home.