Après Collection by François Chambard
by Harry / December 15, 2012

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.

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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

All the Après works were made with salvaged parts, recycled and leftover materials and donated supplies from local and regional businesses that have endured Sandy.


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

The Après name is a reference to acknowledge what has happened says Chambard, "how Sandy has affected people's lives and businesses and what the future can be."


The Après Lamp 1 contains a rusty steel base salvaged at the Token shop


Après Lamp 1 has a re-purposed brass shade from a UM Project L.U.M. Lamp and leftover ash wood


Après Lamp 3 has a shade made of a sectioned "classic" garbage can found on a Red Hook street


Après Lamp 3 is lined with an insert made of left-over felt by ElasticCo in Brooklyn with the inside made of Corian® and an ash base


Photos: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto

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