Since it was launched in 2007, New York-based furniture company CounterEvolution has carved out a unique niche, creating a line of innovative furniture from reclaimed wood from bowling lanes. The company’s latest table, the Manhattan, was designed to fit into the pint-size apartments that are found in big cities. The sleek table should enable New Yorkers dine in style, while also reducing their carbon footprint.
Unlike CounterEvolution’s other dining tables, the Manhattan maximizes legroom with a smaller table. The slatted grid of the plus-sign base allows for extra space. Should friends stop over, extra chairs can easily be pulled up without a corner leg bruising their knees. The base also reveals a decorative strip of exposed endgrain on the table’s surface, accentuating the vintage look of the table. Also visible on the tabletop is a little history of the wood’s recreational past: Five inlayed wood arrows from the original bowling lane point to one side of the table — perhaps for the guest of honor?
The Manhattan table can be customized with 21 different colors, accommodating any eco-conscious city-dweller’s apartment. Each stain, from port wine to turquoise, is non-toxic and VOC-free. Customers can also customize cut-out patterns on the table legs and surface inlays. Each reclaimed bowling lane heart pine table is handmade in the NYC area and is available for white glove delivery. CounterEvolution also makes bars, counters, consoles, and bed side tables from refinished reclaimed bowling alley wood.