UHURU

UHURU

Uhuru is a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Founded in 2004, Uhuru began as a high-end custom furniture design and build company with a focus on timeless, sustainable design. Over the past 10 years, Uhuru has built a large-scale contract furniture division focusing on bespoke and brand-specific design. In addition to having pieces in the Smithsonian and Brooklyn Museum‘s permanent collections, UHURU has completed hundreds of projects with some of the world’s leading brands.
We love spotting Uhuru furniture at various restaurants and watering holes around New York. The studio's expression of form and material always catches our eye.

FOLD LINE

Our new Fold Line is inspired by the forms created by objects flattened in our neighborhood streets, in particular the metal straps used to attach goods to pallets and boxes here in industrial Red Hook. We sought to mimic the patina that naturally evolves on the surface of a material as it weathers and is exposed to the elements.

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UHURU X CONSTANCE GUISSET

A collaboration with Parisian Designer Constance Gusset, the Alca Line is an intercontinental mash-up of our Brooklyn aesthetic and Constance’s elegant Parisian forms—this four-piece collection of charred-edge slab walnut and cast iron was created as part of the Transatlantic Creative Exchange.

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BILGE LOUNGE CHAIR

The Bilge Lounge is made from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves and leaf springs from New York City fire trucks. The springs provide a comfortable give to the chair.

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CYCLONE LOUNGER

The Cyclone roller-coaster is one of Coney Island’s last remaining functional rides. It is resurrected here in the form of a lounge chair, with undulating dark and light Ipe and a crisp white laser-cut metal base. Uhuru plays off the organized chaos of the ride’s structure, flattened to one layer of metal, and with the sides connected sporadically to create a dynamic interchange of space and void on the base. The metal is finished with a low-VOC powder coat finish.

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Uhuru is a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Founded in 2004, Uhuru began as a high-end custom furniture design and build company with a focus on timeless, sustainable design. Over the past 10 years, Uhuru has built a large-scale contract furniture division focusing on bespoke and brand-specific design. In addition to having pieces in the Smithsonian and Brooklyn Museum‘s permanent collections, UHURU has completed hundreds of projects with some of the world’s leading brands.