In celebration of design week in New York City, Brooklyn-based furniture design visionaries Uhuru present three dynamic installations in collaboration with Phaidon, Wool and the Gang, and the 12 x 12 Show at Wanted Design. Previously working alongside Paddle8 for our Nordic editorial and our booth at the this year’s Armory Show, Uhuru’s special designs function as a merger of utility and beauty, always constructing their hand-crafted pieces from recycled or repurposed materials.
On exhibit till the 22nd, the design team will create a special reading room for Phaidon, the purveyor of books on everything from design to artists to travel, and neighbor to Paddle8! Located on Wooster Street in Soho, the reading room will feature revisited and revamped versions of old favorites such their Cyclone Chair, DK Chair, Bilge Lounge and many more.
Creating a unique line of furniture exploring the notion of the “self created home environments”, Uhuru collaborated with high-end knitting specialists Wool and the Gang as part of the Noho Design District. Blending together traditional aspects of the craft, and known for producing ready-to-wear and self-designed knit pieces, the knitting company use a special wool found only in the mountains of Peru. The special collection will be available at Hole Gallery through the 22nd.
Over the weekend, Uhuru was featured in the juried exhibition 12 x 12 at Wanted Design. Featured amongst twelve designers using twelve woods reclaimed around New York City, Uhuru designed a refurbished school desk made for grown-ups, blending together scaffolding used to repair elementary schools and black spruce.
For available pieces, contact, and more information on Uhuru, check out the furniture company’s website and check out behind the scenes photos, videos, and inspirations on their blog. Take a look at our previous spotlight blog post on Uhuru, and if in New York, stop by to see their collaborative installations!