Thursday, January 27, 2011

timeless designs + sustainability = uhuru design

I stumbled upon some beautiful, unique pieces of furniture.  And they're unique not in just their beauty, but in the way that they are crafted as well.  These pieces come from a furniture company out of Brooklyn called Uhuru Design, a company that is dedicated in merging avant-garde design with a commitment to environmental sustainability.  They strive for simplicity in their final hand-made product, yet are aware of the materials they use in that they are all reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, reused, or otherwise rejected from their original function.  Below are a few of my favorites...

The fun embellishments are crafted from hand cut recycled aluminum patterns.

This piece from the Sakura line is finished with a high-gloss lacquer and also utilizes the same embellishments as the above coffee table.

An interesting play on positive and negative space is achieved by using scraps of steel bundled together randomly and encased in a ring of longer pieces.  It is a spin on the company's signature piece, the Stoolen (which is made of wood).

I love the whimsical "stitching," where the cracked wood slab is held together by four X-shaped recycled plastic "stitches."  The seafoam-colored base and stitches are a great contrast against the tones of the wood.

I just couldn't pass up the vibrant color of this table, which is hand-finished in a high-gloss lacquer.  But once you get past the color and look closer....the table is constructed out of one solid piece of wood!

1 comment:

  1. I am so going to check this place out when I'm in NYC next month!