Sitting in juxtaposition. A table, reformed from the waste material from dismantled school desks and coupled with stools incorporating strips of modern builders melamine. Behind stands a modern mass produced plastic and steel seat and table. The foremost handcrafted items hark back to the times of William Morris, and stand boldly declaring ‘We are not waste. We have function and purpose. We are individual’.
These items were exhibited at Wellington’s Onslow College. Here they could provide inspiration to students to consider the potential to not disregard waste material, to recycle and revalue the discarded. Able to enjoy an ergonomically handcrafted seat and table the students were encouraged to enjoy this functional former junk.