Providing Australians with the opportunity to own a unique piece of design
As part of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project, eight lucky Australians will have the chance to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture with all proceeds donated to Salvos Stores.
Since the project’s launch in May, eight talented designers across Australia have been busy upcycling worn timber furniture items into unique designer pieces, kindly donating their time and expertise to the campaign.
From shabby bedside tables to an old tripod and even a rocking chair, each talented designer has provided inspiration and breathed new life into old furniture. Each item is marked with the designer’s unique creative style, and the outcomes speak for themselves with eight truly exceptional pieces of furniture.
Starting Thursday 24 July through to Sunday 3 August, 2014 these eight pieces will be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds to benefit Salvos Stores.
Salvos Stores Chief Executive Officer, Allen Dewhirst, is grateful for the generous donation and excited to see the results from the auction.
“Salvos Stores are excited to once again be the charitable beneficiary of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Last year was a great success and we are thankful to both Feast Watson and the designers who generously donate their time to the project. We couldn’t help but love an environmentally conscious campaign which gives second-hand furniture a new lease on life. We are very excited to see the outcome of the eBay auction,” Dewhirst said.
The Re-Love Project concept was launched last year to show Australians how easy it is to provide a new lease on life to old furniture with Feast Watson products and a little TLC.
While upcycling continues to lead as one of the more popular craft trends, it seems it hasn’t quite extended to medium and large furniture pieces, with people still inclined to throw them away rather than considering their potential.
Feast Watson’s Brand Manager, James Fisher, says the talent and creativity displayed in the Re-Love Project has been outstanding.
“Our eight designers have blown us away. They have each done an incredible job in creating something truly special. Wood and timber accents are a hot trend at the moment, so it’s been exciting to see eight different timber pieces be transformed over the course of the campaign. The end result is a collection of amazing design driven pieces,” Fisher said.
“We hope the public get behind the auction and are also inspired to undertake upcycling projects of their own,” Fisher added.
To find out more information about the project or for inspiration for an up-cycling project you can complete at home, visit the
Feast Watson website - http://www.feastwatson.com.au/ or the Feast Watson’s Pinterest page - http://pinterest.com/feastwatson/
To bid on your favourite item, between Thursday 24 July to Sunday 3 August visit Feast Watson’s eBay site: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/feastwatsonre-loveproject