Mario Sierra

2016 QEST Rokill Ltd. Scholarship - Handloom weaving

Mourne Textiles is a design-led manufacturer of handwoven products based in County Down. For three generations their Master weavers have produced the mid-century visions of Norwegian design pioneer and founder, Gerd Hay-Edie. Now led by Gerd’s grandson Mario Sierra, Mourne Textiles creates contemporary home furnishings inspired by a rich weaving heritage, rooted in the landscape and community of Northern Ireland – but with a contemporary, international, collaborative outlook. By harnessing the skills and traditions of the past with a modern, contemporary aesthetic, we create handwoven scarves, rugs and homeware products that acknowledge the rich heritage of weaving in Northern Ireland, while always maintaining modern relevance.