Join New York City based Rhyme Studio’s for the debut of their 2022 sustainable, luxury, heritage, eco-fiber Irish wool carpet & tapestry collection made by hand in Ireland. Báinín features wool from Ireland’s only native, pure-bred sheep Galway Wool, as processed and spun for Rhyme Studio by Donegal Yarns. With authenticity and responsible craftsmanship as cornerstones of the Rhyme Studio brand, the company’s new collection promotes the miracle properties of Irish wool as an environmentally friendly renewable and biodegradable material. Rhyme Studio has been a leading advocate for the Irish wool market since 2017 which officially collapsed in 2020 while the global fiber industry continues to engage in mass production of artificial, polluting synthetics.
New works from Báinín such as “Crooked Roads”, “Real Irish Wool” and “Spiralis” echo design elements of that very iconic symbol of Irish style, the Aran Sweater which hails from a part of the world steeped in over 4000 years of history, the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Originally a sculptured knitted jumper for fishermen made famous by John F. Kennedy’s family, the hand crafted tradition behind this creation was in itself inspired by the rich history of 7th century Irish Insula Art, a theme of Rhyme Studio’s first limited edition design collection.
Also featured are sculptures by award winning Irish sculptor Helen O’Connell. Much of O’Connell’s work is in Kilkenny limestone, a beautifully versatile material composed of marine life compressed over millennia, when the island of Ireland was still attached to mainland Europe. Lastly prototypes from Rhyme Studio’s new textile collection “Real Irish Wool” will make their debut alongside Báinín designs.
Rhyme Studio is an interiors, art advisory and design manufacturer based in New York City with a production studio in rural Ireland. The company goal is a circular production model for a truly responsible design collection and a percentage of sales are devoted to supporting Irish sheep farmers. A miracle fiber that is virtually unrivaled, Rhyme Studio wool is renewable, traceable, resilient, air purifying, sound absorbing and breathable. In the USA carpet industry alone more than 2.5 million tons of synthetic, chemically toxic material is sent to landfill each year while barely 5% of carpet is recycled. Once the fiber of choice, perfected by nature, wool today accounts for only 2% of the current needs of the global textile industry while resource draining cotton and dirty synthetics comprise 98% of current global usage, have no credible recycling concept and mostly wind up in landfill or shed micro plastics that flow into our oceans. Rhyme Studio is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and designs have been published in the New York Times, New York Magazine / Curbed, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Irish Arts Review, Irish Times, Cover Magazine.
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