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2 | Brooklyn-Made Furniture Built From Sandy’s Scraps | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

We are big, BIG fans of what Reclaim NYC is doing to raise money for Sandy survivors and to bring awareness to building material reuse and salvage.

Not to mention, that the state of New Jersey is very dear to us! Why not place a bid at the auction so we don’t have to take a bat to your knees s’okay?

Some might balk at the notion of owning a lamp made from debris Sandy left behind. But as New Jersey residents working to reuse the Atlantic City boardwalk have found, storm survivors can be passionate about preserving evidence of the destruction. The Reclaim NYC project is following a similar instinct, turning objects destroyed by the storm into ad hoc memorials. “It sounds like a cliché, but there’s a real sense of optimism in the design community here,” Chambard adds. “We all come to the table, we each have different voices, but it’s somehow very cohesive. It’s what I love about the city.”

The Après Collection will be on the auction block on December 19, alongside work from Dror Benshetrit and Lindsey Adelman. RSVP here.

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