Friday, April 17, 2009

A Dumpster Of Design

Uhuru chair made from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves from Kentucky and used truck springs.

"That's my girl, always in a dumpster somewhere"

The above statement is true. Well, I don't spend time in actual dumpsters.... it's mostly junkyards.... does that sound remotely better? In summer I spend a lot of time reworking scrap metals and discarded furniture into cool stuff. When I stumbled on Uhuru, a Brooklyn furniture and design shop, I was in absolute heaven. Other people do this! That aren't homeless! Check out their stuff at 2Modern.
"This company creates utilitarian designs out of just about anything: reclaimed pine from demolished NYC buildings, old bicycle rims, recycled steel and other "such attractive waste." "


Blogger Joe E. said...

I'm up for junk yard searches... They provide some of the best photos I've taken too.

April 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Joe - I found studio space right next to the scrap metal yard! People will be officially able to visit me at a junkyard :) My mom will be so proud....

April 17, 2009 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Joe E. said...

oh, nice.
I've gotta get some work together soon here. In 3-4 days, I'll be inviting people out to a show with some of my work.
I can't wait to see the studio though.

April 17, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

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