Jamie Hall

Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

by , 05/12/10

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One of New York City’s greatest features is undoubtedly the subway system. 718 Made in Brooklyn, which we had the pleasure of peeping last weekend at BKLYN Designs, pays homage to the underground with its latest limited edition line of furniture. Dubbed the “Subway Series” this collection of lighting sculptures, furniture and home décor that is either recycled from or inspired by out-of-commission subway parts proves the metro isn’t just fast and environmentally efficient—it can also look great in your home!

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Inspired by his Brooklyn setting, Mayer went about repurposing decommissioned subway signs and tunnel lanterns into a line with a “sense of velocity.” “The Bench,” a subway sign with a new life as a light-up seat; features an industrial on and off switch and comes available in custom finishes, while “The Tube” is a 57” x 6” lamp with a 12” base.

Mayer’s “Lantern,” which can be wall mounted or used with his “Cube” shelves (finished blocks of wood), are the same LED lights used by New York City engineers as they make their way through underground subway tunnels.

718 Made in Brooklyn, Mayer’s Morgan Street store, also offers an array of Brooklyn inspired hats, tees and baby rompers with slogans like “I subway NY” and “Made in Brooklyn–” so you can show your love of mass transportation at home and out on the streets.

+ 718 Made in Brooklyn

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