Winter_Wonderland-176x300A design collaboration between global cosmetics brand Lush and social enterprise ARTHOUSE Meath has been launched in 930 Lush stores around the world. The festive designs, featured on the packaging for Lush’s Christmas gift boxes, were created by ARTHOUSE Meath artists all of whom live with severe epilepsy, learning and physical difficulties.

Suzie Hackney, Head of Gifts at Lush, was instantly drawn to ARTHOUSE Meath at first sight. “I loved the use of colour – neon is a favourite of ours too – and overall the contemporary design work from ARTHOUSE Meath stood way out from the rest. Right from the start I’ve been bowled over by this inspiring enterprise and the overwhelming talent it fosters “.

The first of the two designs, Winter Wonderland, is a quirky take on a classic Christmas scene. It features bare bottomed angels in a starry sky with ice-skaters, sledgers and skiers frolicking happily amongst reindeer, horses and snowmen. As with many ARTHOUSE Meath artworks, Winter Wonderland was created by a group of artists working closely together each bringing their own style and personality to the finished piece.

Snowflakes, the second of the two designs and more graphic in style, features images drawn by artists Laura Tregellas and Phillippa Whatmore. Laura said “It’s incredible. It’s incredible how much work we do. I like the colours, it’s so fun and I’m just so happy.”

Becky Sheraidah, ARTHOUSE Meath founder and CEO, is immensely proud of the collaboration.

“As an organisation aiming to make positive change, we are so pleased to be working with Lush. Lush have fantastic visual concepts and excellent ethics. For them to invest in ARTHOUSE Meath design is a great accolade for the artists, really helping each individual believe in their own skills and value. It’s a very special step forward for ARTHOUSE Meath and I hope the first of many more collaborations with Lush.”

The gift boxes will launch globally in Lush stores from the beginning of October. Winter Wonderland retails at £82.95 and Snow Time at £29.95.

You can see ARTHOUSE Meath’s own products at www.ARTHOUSEMeath.com