Mosaic Chair PPP

Organisers of the Mosaic Chair project had a vision:  that residents and visitors to Paihia would relax on their beautiful artwork while gazing out at nature’s beautiful artwork, The Bay of Islands.

This project was our longest running and the one that attracted the largest number of volunteers. We are particularly proud of the fact that the mosaic chair was crafted by “hands-of-the-world” – passersby, often visiting town from overseas or other parts of New Zealand,  took part in laying the mosaic pieces!  In true phantom style sections of the mosaic were worked on at home and applied to the chair when ready. The wooden seating (wood slats left over from the Bay Belle project) was designed and crafted off-site and installed just before the unveiling. Today, the mosaic chair is photographed and utilised daily, having place of pride on Paihia’s waterfront.

Businesses, Tradesmen and Artists

Matthew Nisbett – Amazespace in Kawkawa.

John Watkinson – Actionadventure,

Bill Kidman – Kitchens & Cabinets,

Jeanie – Ipipiri Art

Lee Anne Cochrane – Morgan Interiors, Opua

Carl & Mike, Carters, Opua

ITM – Haruru Falls

Pamela Evers – Paihia Mosaic Artist

Bruce Gordon

Lee Ann & – 35 Degrees South

Robyn Stent – Cabbage Tree

Kleenpak – Haruru

Geoff & Kath Williams – Paihia Op Shop

Volunteers who made a significant contribution:

Klaus Wesche
Brita Marti
Lucy Doull
Ali Edwards
Nikki Voakes
Shell Wilson
Gareth Doull
Rangi Davies
Rachel Bray
Fiona Johnson
Miriam Hooft
Leighia Murray
June Jacobson



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