Rekindle is a social enterprise that enables diversion of reusable resources from waste via design, creativity and craftsmanship. This is our new project for 2016:

For more information please click here to go to the Resource: Rise Again project page

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Design for Reuse - Auckland - Public talk - 8th March 2016

February 25, 2016

Juliet Arnott, Founder of Rekindle is being hosted at the University of Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning, on Tuesday 8th March 2016, and will give a public talk about design for reuse. This will involve sharing the evolution of Rekindle's projects, including the recently launched Resource: Rise Again project. Resource: Rise Again is Rekindle's fourth major project aimed at diverting reusable resources from waste. The Resource: Rise Again project will fund and support 5 designers or design teams across New Zealand, between April and October 2016, to research and design new solutions for resources that businesses currently pay to dispose of in landfill. This is the first time in New Zealand that a research and design program has been established specifically to address waste through reuse... Continue Reading →

Design for Reuse - Wellington - Public talk - 1st March 2016

February 25, 2016

Juliet Arnott, Founder of Rekindle is being hosted at Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington on Tuesday 1st March 2016, and will give a public talk about design for reuse. This will involve sharing the evolution of Rekindle's projects, including the recently launched Resource: Rise Again project. Resource: Rise Again is Rekindle's fourth major project aimed at diverting reusable resources from waste. The Resource: Rise Again project will fund and support 5 designers or design teams across New Zealand, between April and October 2016, to research and design new solutions for resources that businesses currently pay to dispose of in landfill. This is the first time in New Zealand that a research and design program has been established specifically to address waste through reuse solutions.... Continue Reading →

Resource: Rise Again - our new project for 2016

February 03, 2016

The Resource: Rise Again is now live!  For more details please see the project page.   Continue Reading →

Film about Whole House Reuse

September 17, 2015

We are delighted to share this stunning film by Julian Vares about Whole House Reuse. This tells some of the story of the project, of a home that would have otherwise gone to waste but was instead turned into hundreds of beautifully crafted artifacts. Whole House Reuse involved the entire material of a single home, otherwise destined for waste, being deconstructed and transformed into beautiful and purposeful artefacts. Nearly 400 objects have been created by reusing every single piece of 19 Admirals Way, a 1920’s weatherboard home in New Brighton, Christchurch, which was scheduled for demolition in 2013. This celebrates design and craft as highly valuable tools that can address wasted resources. Over 250 people from around New Zealand and the world have invented ways of reusing these resources and the result is... Continue Reading →

Auckland Waterfront Pop-up December 2014

December 12, 2014

Rekindle is excited to be in Auckland running a pop-up shop on Te Wero Island on the waterfront.   Located in between the Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter, neighbouring the popular community library, Rekindle's latest pop-up is based in a shipping container, showcasing a variety of products from both Christchurch and Auckland designers, all made from wasted materials. These include planters, clothing, furniture, jewellery, books and Christmas tree decorations made from timber offcuts. The fitout of the 20 foot container has been produced in collaboration with Dragonbox, a group of four Auckland based designers who have been working with Rekindle in Auckland this year. The interior makes use of wasted lengths of exhibition carpet and plywood offcuts, that would otherwise be destined for landfill. With support from Auckland Council, Rekindle... Continue Reading →

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