UM Project’s Après Collection was designed as part of Reclaim NYC, an initiative to create furniture and other artwork out of Hurricane Sandy debris. The collection of three lamps and three vessels was made from salvaged parts, recycled and remnant materials, and donated supplies from New York area businesses that were hit hard by the storm. The work will be part of the Reclaim NYC fundraiser auction to raise money for those affected by the storm, which will be held at Ligne Roset’s SoHo showroom tonight from 7-9 p.m. So if you're still looking for some holiday gifts please stop by!
Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced objects and furniture with a sustainable touch. It took three week for the studio, led by its founder François Chambard, to build six pieces that will be part of the Reclaim NYC auction. The materials, which were reclaimed from storm clean-up sites, were combined with details acquired through donations.
Through their involvement with the Reclaim NYC initiative, UM Project shows how great design can be created using locally sourced materials in an imaginative way. The debris from a devastating storm is thereby transformed into a body of creative material. By auctioning its “Sandy objects” at the Reclaim NYC auction tonight, UM Project turns its creativity towards Sandy relief efforts.