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

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 20, 2012 @ 2:54 am In Design,Events,News,Recycling | 1 Comment

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Design Brigade [3] 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 [3] is one of 12 contemporary designers who were chosen to create pieces made entirely from reclaimed NYC lumber for the 12×12 Competition [4]. The designers were selected by a panel of judges — including Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher [5] — 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 [6] show during New York Design Week [7]

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+ 12×12 [4]

+ Wanted Design [8]

Images courtesy of Design Brigade


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[3] Design Brigade: http://www.12x12nyc.com/archives/2210

[4] 12×12 Competition: http://www.12x12nyc.com/

[5] Jill Fehrenbacher: http://inhabitat.com/about/

[6] 12×12 at Wanted Design: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/12x12-twelve-designers-transform-reclaimed-nyc-lumber-into-fresh-modern-furnishings/

[7] New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/

[8] + Wanted Design: http://2012.wanteddesignnyc.com/

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