Aussie designers create furniture for Salvos stores
Woodcare brand Feast Watson is running the Re-Love Project for a third consecutive year, which will feature items from eight Australian designers including TV personality Tara Dennis, iconic furniture designer and maker Mark Tuckey, and Deborah Bibby and David Moses.
As part of the upcycling theme, they are taking a range of worn timber furniture pieces and turning them into unique statement items. Feast Watson’s brand manager, James Fisher, says it’s exciting to have such a high calibre of designers involved in this year’s campaign.
“Each of the Re-Love designers is highly regarded in their own right and has kindly donated their time and expertise to a worthy cause in the Salvos Stores,” he explains. “They come equipped with their own unique styles and we can’t wait to see the finished pieces.”
Design lovers can follow the transformation on Instagram and Pinterest and at the end of the project they’ll have a chance to bid on the completed items. Each designer’s creation will be available for sale on eBay from 8 to 17 July, with all proceeds donated to the Salvos Stores.
The designers will document the whole process from selection to delivery and everything in between. How-to guides will also be created so consumers can recreate the look.
“Those who are hesitant to give upcycling a go themselves can show their support by launching a bid on eBay in July,” Fisher says.