Uhuru | Reclaiming Design

30Jul07


This Brooklyn-based design-build studio knows how to look at something old in an unexpected way. Founded in 2004 by a quartet of designers, Uhuru is a company that loves to rescue materials around town and transform them into clean, contemporary furnishings. Their latest love is heart pine, a popular construction material 25 years ago. This beautifully-grained wood is excavated from demolished buildings and given second life — like the Stoolen Lite stool above.

This Fenced In table converts an abandoned cast iron fence into furniture. This collection is all manufactured locally in Red Hook Brooklyn.

You can find more pieces and work by Uhuru on their website.

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One Response to “Uhuru | Reclaiming Design”

  1. there’s some great eco furntiture design companies in Brooklyn, thanks for the heads up on Uhuru, that’s one I hadn’t heard of yet I love the “Fenced in Table”


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