Shane-Maree Morris of Wellington-based Deep Green INC creates beautiful cushions, bed and table runners, and wall hangings that incorporate feathers, flax, paua shell, textured fabrics and contemporary patterns. She’s inspired by the diversity and energy of her hometown, Māori and Pasifika design, and the natural beauty of Aotearoa.
“There are many, many people making home interior items. I aim to make something different and unique, which is high quality. Quality underpins everything. I also aim to get as much pleasure out of the process as I do from the end product… My favourite textiles are beautiful textured, neutral cottons and linens. I also love off-beat colours like burnt orange, ochre yellows and sludgy greens. I use a lot of fabric recycled from op-shops… One of my favourite processes is dyeing and I have been experimenting with different dyeing techniques. Ice melting over fabric with dye sprinkled on it is a fascinating method of colouring fabric abstractly. I have also been doing some interesting work dyeing with rusty objects!”
We think her striking homewares make stunning, truly memorable gifts – so make sure you check out her range now.