Brad Ascalon's I Lovey NY table captured the spirit of New York after the storm - teamwork. Based on a table he designed for Ligne Roset in 2011 and built with wood donated by Tinsman Brothers with the help of Kevin Michael Burns of Long Island City in a workshop provided by Daniel Quinn of Brooklyn, he says the table symbolizes "the extent to which people will come together in order to contribute toward a greater good." Photo courtesy of Brad Ascalon.
Lighting designer Lindsey Adelman is offering up a Stick-Light made with post-Sandy branches and LEDs. The designer is also installing a window display for Ligne Roset and Reclaim NYC. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Adelman.
Designer Joe Doucet didn't have to look far for his Reclaim NYC inspiration. He used the empty water bottles he'd stocked up on pre-storm as molds to cast solid acrylic forms. Ranging in color from clear to black, his piece, Water, Water, symbolizes the water crisis after the storm. Photo courtesy of Joe Doucet.
Comprised of red cedar hurricane debris, water-based sealer and pigment, wax, and blackened steel and iron, Daniel Moyer's high+dry table could be interpreted as a visual of standing water during the storm. Photo courtesy of Daniel Moyer.
Bec Brittain added a flood line to her Lattice candelabra to mark the floodwaters left behind in parts of New York. The bottom was left untreated to allow it to rust as time goes by while the steel above the line will maintain its sheen. Photo courtesy of Bec Brittain.
Designer François Chambard created a series of three lamps and three vessels for Reclaim NYC. Each piece in the Après Collection includes salvaged materials found near and within the nearly destroyed Red Hook studio of fellow designers and friends Token. The Après Lamp 1, pictured here, will be part of a cash raffle, the proceeds of which will go directly towards recovery efforts for Token's studio. Photography by Francis Dzikowski/Esto.
Reclaim NYC was formed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by designer Brad Ascalon, writer Jennifer K. Gorsche, and Design Pages editor-in-chief Jean Lin. The three reached out to the design community hoping they might use their talents to transform storm wreckage into goods and dollars for hurricane relief. Proceeds will be donated to the New York chapter of the Red Cross. With Dwell favorites Uhuru, Fort Standard, Bec Brittain, Dror Benshetrit, DMFD, Joe Doucet, UM Project, Lindsey Adelman, and Brad Ascalon participating, you might find yourself in a bidding war with us.
New Yorkers looking to donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts need look no further than the upcoming Reclaim furniture auction next Wednesday, December 19th. From 7pm to 9pm, the Ligne Roset SoHo...