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 will also be presenting information to the public about waste minimisation in relation to the Council's goal of zero waste in Auckland by 2040. This will showcase local social enterprises working towards this goal and will include Waterfront Auckland's focus on reuse of materials. Rekindle is hopeful that this popup will ignite discussion around the exciting possibilities that waste minimisation brings to Auckland city's development, environment and culture.
Initially focused on diverting timber from waste within residential demolition in postearthquake Christchurch, Rekindle's work has now expanded beyond timber to a much wider scope of undervalued materials, including construction and industrial waste. Rekindle sees design as the tool that unlocks the qualities of resources which are so often ignored when viewed as waste. Rekindle also works to create a market for these products. As a social enterprise the majority of profits are dedicated to furthering development of this work.
A range of Rekindle homewares, jewellery, furniture, Christmas decorations and other items will be available for purchase from 6th to 23rd December 2014 Sunday to Thursday 10am – 5.30pm and Friday & Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm.
Te Wero Island, Eastern Viaduct, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.
Cash and eftpos facilities available.
Hope to see you there!