Accession Number
2012.79.1
Brief Description
One multi-coloured polka dot heart on a denim backing; attached by the same fabric are 128 messages written on card by visitors to the design store Hapa located in the Re:START Mall in Cashel Street. The heart was produced for Hapa by Christchurch based clothing label MisteR. The denim is looped over a dowel rod for hanging.
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Production Role
Maker
Production Place
Christchurch
Background
This large multicoloured polka dot heart on denim backing was produced by the clothing brand MisteR as a symbol of support for Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Mickey Lin and Ra Thompson, MisteR's designers, produced this heart so that the Hapa Design Store could exhibit the 128 messages written on cards by visitors to the store. The Hapa store has been located in the outdoor container Re:START Mall developed in Cashel Street to rejuvenate the earthquake damaged central city.
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