This weekend the Inhabitat team had the pleasure of checking out the best and brightest in emerging green furniture design at one of our favorite annual events: BKLYN Designs! This curated exhibition takes place annually in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and features locally-crafted furnishings, lighting and interior design, and is always a treat. Although this year's show was smaller than in previous years, the curation of designers was stellar and this year's lineup did not disappoint. From framed ant farm "art" to roller coaster chairs made of reclaimed boardwalk wood to "Deer Headlights" wall trophy lamps, check out our favorite picks from BKLYN Designs 2010 that had us going gaga!
Visitors to the show were greeted by a sculpture of cascading chairs by Uhuru and a live Twitter feed of what people were tweeting about the event!
The Inhabiteam does a quick group huddle before splitting up and conquering the show.
Uhuru took Best in Show in our green design awards for their amazing Coney Island line of furniture. Each limited edition piece was crafted from actual wood reclaimed from the boardwalk of the iconic Brooklyn landmark.
This ingenious chair designed by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann is called “Schair” because it transforms into a loveseat bench perfect for fitting two!
Inhabitat fave Hugh Hayden and colleague Katie Vitale’s eye-catching Frameicarium ant farm artpieces stole the show with their unique concept. They featured real ants behind vibrantly colored plexiglass inside reclaimed antique frames.
We couldn’t help but be blown away by the understated beauty of Andre Joyau’s natural wood furniture. Not only are his pieces made of reclaimed wood that would otherwise have gone to waste, each piece has its own unique story – many of which are documented by Joyau’s beautiful photographs displayed right alongside his tables and chairs.
+ Inhabitat Photo Gallery of BKLYN Designs