Rekindle is a social enterprise that enables diversion of reusable resources from waste via design, creativity and craftsmanship.


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 →

End of the first Christchurch collection

November 04, 2014

The time has come where the first range of limited edition products we've been lovingly making here in Christchurch has sadly come to and end. We've found over the last while the supply of material has changed as demolition practices have changed. Working with waste as our supply means we have to be ready to change tack and respond to what is available or needs to be addressed, and so it is time to look at new waste streams, and that means new materials and designs. We know there is more than enough potential innovation in New Zealand to transform waste into reuse, and it is this alchemy we work to encourage. For the next short while we will be selling our remaining... Continue Reading →

Rekindle: Auckland design series launch 14th October 2014

October 14, 2014

So exciting to be launching this beautiful body of work made from Auckland's waste. Continue Reading →

The Offcut Series Presents: Annelies Zwaan

May 01, 2014

A collection of work by Annelies Zwaan. Opening on May 1st, 6pm in our Gallery at 35 New Regent St.     Continue Reading →