April, 2010. Our full line starts to come together. Some shots from the first assembly of another use from reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk- our Drop End Table. The different tones of the wood was really surprising once we started working the layers down.
Road to the Renwick: In just under two weeks, our Cyclone Lounger will be featured in the Craft Futures exhibit at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum! We’re so honored. On the blog in the coming weeks will be pics of our inspiration and design process.
March, 2010. We test out a prototype of what will become the Lounger.
Road to the Renwick: In just over two weeks, our Cyclone Lounger will be featured in the Craft Futures exhibit at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum! We’re so honored. On the blog in the coming weeks will be pics of our inspiration and design process.
The Coney Island Line is crafted from reclaimed wood taken from the demolished iconic boardwalk. The Ipe wood, first installed on the boardwalk in the late 1940’s, has weathered in the sun, salt, and snow for 70 years. The design is inspired by the duality of Coney Island- its whimsical, colorful summers and melancholy winters. The pieces interpret the architecture of the desolate dreamscape: low-rise buildings patched with signs and seasonal layers of paint, beneath the towering old-fashioned rollercoaster.
We’re pleased to finally announce the capsule collection that we designed for a new, exciting company: Aellon Furniture! The Grace Line is named after a fishing boat that washed up in Indonesia during the last monsoon season. With the boat rendered useless, and in danger of washing up into their house, its owners were selling it for firewood. Seeing an opportunity, Aellon acquired the boat, and it became the central material and inspiration behind the line.
Come join us to celebrate the launch of this new adventure, tomorrow. Don’t forget to RSVP!
See more about Aellon on their Indiegogo page, and check out their presale to get the first run going!
Twin metal bases for our Cyclone Lounger. This summer, we’re honored to have it become part of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art museum’s collection, as part of the Craft Futures exhibit. The show will be open this year in Washington, DC, from July 20 through February 3, 2013. Stay tuned for lots more!
We designed the Cyclone as part of the Coney Island Line, which repurposes wood from the boardwalk that was being demolished.