Looks like wood recyclers extraordinaire Uhuru have done it again, this time with a neat new school-inspired desk revealed at 12 x 12 during New York Design Week. The exhibition showcased 12 contemporary furniture designers who worked with reclaimed lumber from 12 demolished NYC locations, and Uhuru's task was transforming scaffolding wood from PS 017 Henry David Thoreau School in Long Island City. Founders Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf said they were inspired by the educational roots of this wood and that's why they decided to make an updated school desk.
Uhuru compiled their collective memories of elementary school desks to create this functional piece that can be used as a desk or table. As a twist, these Rhode Island School of Design grads used the metal from the scaffolding as the legs.
Uhuru is a design + build furniture company dedicated to sustainability and creating timeless designs. They hand build each piece in their Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.
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