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Products Briefs- Brooklyn Designs

September 2006

The fourth annual Brooklyn Designs fair was held last May in the borough’s DUMBO neighborhood.

Chirpy table- Like many of the exhibitors at Brooklyn Designs, Uhuru Design stresses its commitment to the environment in its products. Most of the pieces in its BK collection are made with recycled or reclaimed materials, ranging from hardwood scraps used for a coatrack to a medical IV stand reconfigured for a lamp. The 48″- square Bird Table (right) exemplifies Uhuru’s funky aesthetic. The coffee table’s steel frame is blackened with a patina and sealed with a wax finish, while the top comes in either walnut or cerused white oak. A 1/4″ reveal between the base and the top causes the top to appear to float. Screen-printed on the wood is a bird graphic (here in robin’s egg blue). Other graphic elements are also available. Uhuru Design, Brooklyn, N.Y., www.uhurudesign.com

 

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