War Craft Collection: Uhuru Design Upcycles Battleship Wood into Beautiful Furniture

by , 05/03/11
filed under: Brooklyn,Product Design

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There’s little that we like more than awesome eco-friendly products made by local designers right here in New York City, so you can imagine our delight when we discovered the War Craft Collection by Uhuru, a line of furniture created with used deck wood from the USS North Carolina. We fell in love the Brooklyn design studio long ago, thanks to their gorgeous sustainable designs and knack for weaving local history into their pieces, like in the Coney Island Line, which they created from worn boardwalk planks. This time, Uhuru used wood from a decorated WWII battleship that was constructed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to create a limited addition line of furniture that pays homage to its source material with clean lines and industrial shapes.

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The USS North Carolina was built in Brooklyn in the 1930s, and it was the first battleship to arrive in the Pacific. It participated in every major battle in that area. The designs of the War Craft Collection were created to reflect the “inherently violent nature of modern warcraft.” Cool Hunting got a sneak peak at a table, which is modeled “after the 16-inch guns on the ship, a significantly larger barrel hole which represents an increase in response to concerns about Japan’s caliber limit.”

There are five other pieces in the collection, all of which will be on display from May 13-16 during the American Design Club show. Because of the limited quantity of wood, each piece is limited to a run of ten, so if you’re interested in buying anything from the War Craft Collection, you best get in line now.

The American Design Building at Great Jones Lumber
45 Great Jones Street
Friday May 13 – Monday May 16
12PM to 7PM

+ Uhuru Design

Via Cool Hunting