12×12 was a recent exhibition during NYC design week that showcased 12 contemporary furniture designers using materials reclaimed from 12 NYC buildings. The event was held at WantedDesign and was sponsored by our friends at Sawkill Lumber and Build it Green along with 3rd Ward. The event shows how great design can be enhanced with a historical narrative while adding intrinsic value that makes each piece truly one of a kind. Allowing history to live on through design is what D-Build was founded upon and it is exciting to see other like minded designers taking our lead. Each piece that was exhibited is tied to a rich and colorful history from the American Express stables in Soho to the Coney Island Boardwalk. In addition to the great exhibit there is also a nicely done website that profiles the designers and deconstructed buildings where the materials came from. The pieces could also be purchased through a silent auction that benefited Brooklyn Woods that ran through the end of DesignWeek. Hats off to everyone involved. Here are some additional photos from the show.
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