Reclaim NYC Turns Hurricane Sandy Wreckage Into Furniture for a Good Cause

Reclaim NYC turns Hurricane Sandy refuse into home furnishings.
Reclaim NYC turns Hurricane Sandy refuse into home furnishings.

A group of New York City designers have come together to turn wreckage from Hurricane Sandy into beautiful housewares that will be auctioned off to benefit storm victims. Reclaim NYC, a group started by design/architecture writer Jennifer Krichels and some of her colleagues and friends, called on local designers and artists to create furniture from materials gleaned from Sandy cleanup sites. The group now has the work of 24 contributors to auction off.

"We hope our fallen trees and storm-damaged building materials can be reborn as objects that represent the city's recovery," the group's founders said. Reclaim NYC is having its first auction on Thursday. The proceeds from the lamps, tables, chairs and other craft objects will go to the American Red Cross in Greater New York.

See the Reclaim NYC Charity Auction's Facebook event, and learn more about Reclaim NYC's mission.


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