Emilie O’Connor Homestore takes responsibility in a world that consumes without concern, offering an alternative to single-use plastic table & picnic ware. The designs tell the story and plight our environment faces, and highlights the ocean, ancient sea animals and beautiful corals to inspire awareness, protection and contribution.
"I create designs to connect to beauty and troubles in the world. I believe as a designer, I have a responsibility to use sustainable materials and manufacture products in ways that have minimal impact on the environment and people. I believe what we buy matters and how we use it can make a difference to the environment and our lives." - Emilie O'Connor
Emilie O’Connor is from rural England, and she moved to London to study at the prestigious St Martin’s College London, her final collection and designs were bought by the college for their own archive.
Emilie worked in Set Design, created music videos for The Spice Girls, Art Directing in Television and for commercials. Interested in maintaining her textile background, Emilie created a textile studio in West London, 009textiles. The design studio was immensely popular with commissions to produce bespoke textiles and fabrics for Liberty London, Rupert Sanderson and private labels such as Soho House. Emilie’s work featured in UK Vogue and she won a Best British Fabric Design Award from Elle Decoration.
Emilie O’Connor has relocated to Australia, and fallen in love with the unique Australian environment, it was surprising to her that there was such a gap in the market of Australian focused print, design and conversation regarding our environment, and it was from the realisation that Emilie O’Connor Homestore was created. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Emilie’s new venture blends her passion for pattern and colour with her love of nature.