Reversible Bed Head
Constructed from fragile sarking, split pieces of timber and framing timber, this reversible bed head confirms that scrap materials retain inherent value and beauty.
Drawers 1 and 2
While these sets of drawers were perfectly functional, Annelies wanted to transform the ordinary into something beautiful. She chose to work with materials that would usually serve a very different purpose within a house. Each set has been clad in match lining from the interior walls of the house, while the handles have been cut from roof flashing and bent into shape over a paint tin.
Lath and sarking are materials that were traditionally hidden away inside walls. Taking the form of a room divider and changing screen, this work gives the materials prominence
and shows the inherent beauty which had been hidden below the surface.
This kindling bucket is covered with a printed section of builders paper. The print block was made from rusty metal, a piece of original lino and embossed wallpaper from the bathroom glued onto a piece of board. An alternative future for the piece is as a lampshade, as the shape lends itself to that purpose. The number 003 refers to the Whole House Reuse catalogue record for the materials used in this work.
This work is a trio of river stones transformed into door stops. Each bears its own inspirational message or philosophy inspired by the poetic and transformative metaphor of the ‘open door’. These are hand-painted and weather-proofed, making them suitable for inside or outside use.
The pair of picture frames were made using brass-coloured recessed light fittings. The swivel feature means that two photographs can be hung as a pair and turned to look at each other. The trio is made from plastic switch covers, made by PDL, a Christchurch firm. They create spaces for eight ‘wee’ photographs, which are set together into a rimu board of what was previously roofing timber. Used together the duo and trio of frames are a perfect way to showcase many generations, and perhaps even the family pet in one ‘wee’ space.
Rosetta sanded a mirror in a glossy polyurethane frame back to its natural state. She added fine line drawings of the plants that grew on the site where her mother and grandparents’ family home was recently demolished. It didn’t take long for vegetables, poppies, violets and common weeds to burst into life amongst the rubble.
Emma Byrne and Tim McGurk
This standalone wardrobe has been constructed from weatherboard, the bathroom window and the hot water
cupboard doors. Constructed with plenty of room for clothes and shoes, the Weather Cupboard is ideal for a bedroom or hall space. The light through the textured glass at the top
provides an unexpected element of beauty when the cupboard is opened.