Last night it looked as if all of NYC came together to support Reclaim NYC, a silent auction putting 24 original furniture and art pieces up for bid to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. From tables to mirrors to a chaise lounge, NYC's designers flexed their skills to make the best of reclaimed Hurricane Sandy storm debris. While there's no word just yet on how much money was raised, all proceeds from the sales will go to the American Red Cross in Greater New York to support those still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The auction is said to be the first of more to come, but until the next set of wares is unveiled, click through our gallery to see some of our favorite designs that were up for bid at Ligne Roset’s beautiful showroom in SoHo last night.
Faith (8/66) by Suzanne Tick. Tick was going to throw away a 1966 Richard Schultz outdoor chaise that was damaged on the roof of her studio until she was inspired to refurbish the chair for Reclaim NYC.
UM Project‘s Apres 1 lamp is made of a rusty steel base salvaged at the Token shop in Red Hook after the storm, a repurposed brass shade from one of UM’s LUM lamps, and left-over ash wood from other recent projects.
Stick-Lights by Lindsey Adelman Studio. Lighting pieces made from reclaimed Cyprus branches.
Uprooted by Dror. Uprooted is a haunting image of NYC through Dror’s eyes after the hurricane.
Be sure to flip through our photo gallery to see more pieces!
All photos: © Amanda Coen / Inhabitat