Good interior design doesn’t have to be about buying the latest on-trend pieces and throwing out all your existing furniture every time a new edition of your favourite style mag hits the shelves – just ask the nine talented designers who’ve put their hand up to champion the ‘upcycling’ cause.
In case you have been living under a rock or trapped under a pile of Vogue Living magazines for the past few months, upcycling is the new recycle revival trend that has quickly taken the globe by storm, resulting in everyone going giddy over unlocking the potential of forgotten old furniture lying around at home.
And so enter the Feast Watson Re-Love Project, a cause designed to encourage us all to think twice about throwing our furniture into the tip, but rather to see the potential to transform existing pieces into feature interior stand-outs.
As part of the project, nine interior designers – including four from Melbourne; Camilla Molders of Camilla Molders Design, Ella Leoncio – design blogger at Pages from my Moleskine, Sarah Whiting of Sarah Belle Design and Sophie Vine from The Block 2012 – have each created a one-off feature piece out of pre-loved timber has-beens.
The designs will then be sold on ebay from May 9 to May 18, with all proceeds to be donated to the Salvos – so potential bidders are sure to get a double dose of good karma from not only supporting the upcycling cause but also by doing their bit for charity.
So get into the upcycling spirit and unlock the potential hidden within the furniture you may already have lying around at home. Or, to check out some of the upcycling pieces prepared earlier, click here.