Dining Together Matters
Technology can dominate dining in a negative way. When groups of people eat together, mobile phones can often become unwelcome guests. Checking for updates, sending messages and answering calls can be an annoying distraction during a meal.
Zip It Tablecloth is part of a collection which highlights and addresses this issue, while celebrating the ritual of dining with others. Handmade from 100% Irish Linen, using screenprinting techniques. It offers a new solution within a traditional context.
Dining is an important ritual. For many, the act of dining and eating together has been lost. For several individuals, dining has been reduced to a rushed affair. We “eat” but do not engage in a dining experience.
In contemporary society, there are numerous factors to blame for this outcome. Increasingly, we see a large proportion of people eating on ‘the move’.
Dining habits have changed.
Zip It, is one piece from the collection; Dining Together Matters, which aims to encourage a different way. My intention is to celebrate the joy of eating and dining. Establishing the importance of eating with others is the core message of this project.