For Uhuru’s Tribeca showroom, May 2015
We gave this dying, 22 foot Cherry Tree a second life as a work of art. The tree was discovered on our mill manager’s property in Lancaster county, PA. With the help of local woodcutters, the tree was felled and transported to our Pennsylvania workshop. It was then charred using the Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban to blacken and preserve its exterior. Finally, the tree was transported late at night to Uhuru’s showroom in the heart of Tribeca.
Today, the tree’s presence in the showroom is a reminder of Uhuru’s commitment to sustainably sourced materials. Readily available to be touched and climbed, the tree provides a tactile and aesthetic connection to the natural world from which Uhuru draws inspiration.