Reclaimed and salvaged parts, many from Token, a Red Hook, Brooklyn furniture design company that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, were used to create three lamps and three vessels for Reclaim NYC.
Après Vessels, made of salvaged steel punched forms and leftover wood
New York-based UM Project created the works for Reclaim NYC, an initiative by New York City designers to create furniture and other artwork out of storm debris to be auctioned and raise money for hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Après Vessels were finished with products donated by Abbot Paint in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Après Lamp 2, made of a salvaged electrical junction box found on a Red Hook street after the storm
Many parts were found in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an area hard-hit by the storm, and most were collected at the shop and studio of UM Project peers at Token, a furniture design company that was devastated by the storm.
Après Lamp 2's base is made from the top of a discarded stool and Corian® donated by regional distributor Dolan & Traynor based in Wayne, NJ, with wooden parts turned by Custom Wood Turning in Astoria, Queens
Photos: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto