Helen Morgan

Design Brigade Unveil Table Made from Reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk Planks at 12×12

by , 05/20/12

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Design Brigade is the team behind this beautiful ‘Low Table’ – a gorgeous piece of furniture handcrafted from reclaimed sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk. The creative duo – Lila Baghzouz and Patrick Delorey – constructed the item to highlight the weathered planks of ipe wood, and they employed an assortment of wood lengths to create a unique and dynamic form. Design Brigade is one of 12 contemporary designers who were chosen to create pieces made entirely from reclaimed NYC lumber for the 12×12 Competition. The designers were selected by a panel of judges — including Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher — to fashion a series of fab designs from the beautifully weathered material.

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Paying tribute to the site of the country’s first major “freak shows”, the designers wanted to maintain the spirit of Coney Island by including a “freak” element within the work itself. A solid structure built from resilient materials, the fully-functional coffee table contains gaps and slots for magazines and books.

The collaborative work will be displayed starting today at the 12×12 at Wanted Design show during New York Design Week

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  1. cea May 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Great table! Except for us people who use wheelchairs.
    Thank you to those who design for all.