RECLAIM x2: a NYC Design Week charity auction

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Born in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the grassroots design organization Reclaim NYC launched their inaugural event in December of 2012. The goal was to have designers transform wreckage from the storm into furniture and art to be auctioned for charity. The event not only raised money, but also bore some beautiful and unique pieces of work. This year, in the spirit of continuing the sense community generated by the first show, Reclaim has called upon the design community once again, this time asking designers such as Lindsey Adelman, Egg Collective and VOLK to partner with creatives from other firms, to produce works for Reclaim’s inaugural Design Week charity auction – Reclaim x2. The auction will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00 pm at 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. All sale proceeds will go to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund for local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Shown here is a sampling of some of the items that will be on action this Thursday, as well as some of the pieces created for the first event, which are currently available for purchase here.

Above – Blåst Tables by Marius Myking x Vidar Koksvik for Reclaim x2. A selection of candy colored mouth blown side tables. Available at auction this Thursday.



Poly by Egg Collective x Hangar Design Studios for Reclaim x2. A casting of a single shape that transforms when repositioned. Material options include plaster, satin bronze and etched bronze. Available at auction this Thursday.



High+Dry Table by Daniel Moyer for Reclaim NYC. A long legged table made of western red cedar recovered after Hurricane Sandy. The black paint symbolizes the flood line of the storm.



Big Bubble Chandelier by Souda x Sure We Can for Reclaim x2. Made from post-consumer PET bottles that have been cleaned, cut, and riveted together – the bottles are sourced from the homeless can collecting population in NYC through Sure We Can. Available at auction this Thursday.



Chainsaw Stool by Fort Standard for Reclaim NYC. Five wooden stools carved from fallen Hurricane Sandy trees. Each stool is painted and sealed in a unique color to emphasize its natural wood grain.



Large Stick Light by Lindsey Adelman for Reclaim NYC. A light fixture made from a reclaimed Cyprus branch.



Learn more about Reclaim NYC here. It is also possible to pre-shop the upcoming auction and/or shop items from Reclaim’s first event through Lin Morris here.

All photos via lin-morris.com and Reclaim NYC.


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