With upcycling rather than recycling, Christine chooses to create large homeware items inspired by the natural landscape of the UAE that would make use of the most amount of materials possible. Her current project with UAE Year of Sustainability includes upcycling a console table, a bench seat and clock, using materials discovered at the Union Day Warehouse. Her creative methods focus on producing an outcome that generates the least amount of waste during the experimentation process, reflecting a truly circular economy model. With her project, she hopes to inspire sustainable practices through upcycling and offer solutions with readily-available materials to the public.
Christine Wilson is the founder of Peahead.eco, a UAE-based design studio that focuses on upcycling pieces inspired by nature and a passion for the environment. Under Peahead.eco, Christine’s creative process translates upcycling into large-scale interactive sustainable art installations and commissioned limited edition works, such as award trophies and corporate or personalised gifts and designs.
Christine Wilson was born in 1985 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is based in the UAE. Beginning her creative recycling journey in 2018 with a Precious Plastic Workshop in
Ireland, she fully immersed herself in sewing and became a self-taught bag maker during the COVID lockdown in 2020. Her journey led her to develop innovative techniques to process and recycle single-use plastic into products, without compromising the lifecycle of the plastic or fabric. She has been commissioned for installations for Etihad, HSBC, in DIFC, Dubai Tourism and Dubai Design Week. Her achievements have been recognised by the Women's Leadership Summit with the Award for Innovation & Creativity along with Gulf Sustainability Awards Gold Professional of the Year 2021/22.
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