One of the best new things I saw at BKLYN Designs over the weekend was Uhuru Design’s Stoolen chair. Reminiscent of a tree stump, this awesome cylindrical seat is actually composed of recycled wood scraps held in shape by a pressurized aluminum bicycle rim (also recycled of course). The whole chair is 100% recycled – and manages to be as beautiful and evocative as it is environmentally friendly.

The Stoolen is available in a couple different sizes and types of wood.

+Uhuru designs

The Brooklyn-based design duo makes several other cool items as well, such as this gorgeous Puzzle Table – which is a similar scrap-walnut composition as the Stoolen Chair, and this lovely screen-printed Bird Table:

Uhuru is a design + build furniture company based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that emphasizes multidisciplinary work, sustainability and responsible environmental practice. For prices, contact the designers directly.


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  1. Inhabitat » BKLYN... May 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    […] are excited to see the return of Inhabitat favorites BraveSpace, Daniel Moyer, Oso Industries, and Uhuru to BKLYN Designs, as well as many of our other favorite designers that we’ve featured on […]

  2. Inhabitat » UHURU... May 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    […] scrap-wood creations caught our eye at BKLYN Designs last year, and at this year’s festivities, their Stoolen Lite low table was once again a crowd pleaser. […]

  3. Inhabitat » BKLYN... May 14, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    […] Designs have been impressing us for several years now with their beautiful, sustainable scrap wood […]

  4. Inhabitat » BKLYN... May 13, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    […] we’ve seen before with their Stoolen series, Uhuru is great at making scraps of leftover wood into clean-line, modern, and oh-so-green […]

  5. Joan Leung October 24, 2006 at 1:05 am

    That’s cool! I love your chairs!

  6. Kevin May 26, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Brilliant guys!

  7. Lee-Ann May 16, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    I think they’d probably work better as end tables than seats, they don’t look entirely comfy. But I love the idea, simple, and they look great!

  8. Scott May 15, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    I like them :) I can think of lots of uses.

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