Founded RISD graduates, Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath, Uhuru Design, started in 2004 and is certainly a young company on the move. This New York based, design/build furniture company is making waves by creating sustainable yet stunning hand crafted pieces of furniture. Uhuru's standard chair (pictured above) is now on display at The Brooklyn Museum of Art in the Luce Center for American Art on the 5th floor along with iconic chairs by Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, George Nelson, and Charles Eames. All of their pieces possess a certain simplicity and cleverly use materials that might otherwise be overlooked. Here a few of my favorite pieces.
Fenced In Table Ohana Bar
Bilge Lounge (this piece would be great in the apartment...hmm)
Moo Bench (love that name) Stoolen
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Images from Uhuru Design