In New York, when large objects or pieces of materials no longer serve a purpose and have to be thrown away, it is customary to cut them into small pieces, tie them up into bundles and put them out on the pavement so they can be picked up by refuse collectors.
Made out of New York is a series of one-off pieces that draw on this abundant, overlooked resource.
Using simple tools and minimal techniques, I want the new pieces of furniture to have their own identity while telling the stories of its parts. The table is made up of 60% Crown Heights and 40% Williamsburg, the chair 60% SoHo and 40% Prospect Heights, the shelves 80% Prospect Heights and 20% Chelsea.
Reclaimed wood, by-products of wood, glass
New York, 2008.