NEW YORK ART DEPARTMENT
ALIFE X UHURU DESIGN:PRIVATE PROPERTY
A SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE COLLECTION FEATURING NEW YORK CITYʼS INFAMOUS EARSNOT, SEMEN, JIM JOE, KR, MAX FISH & ALIFE
MAY 14 – MAY 17, 2011
NEW YORK ART DEPARTMENT AT THE HOLE 312 BOWERY NEW YORK NY 10002 12 – 8PM DAILY
NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK—New York Art Department is proud to present PRIVATE PROPERTY, a collaborative project between downtown-New York lifestyle brand ALIFE and Brooklyn-based contemporary furniture manufacturer UHURU.
PRIVATE PROPERTY brings together high-end sustainable furniture design and downtown New York graffiti culture: The project counts on the participation of infamous graffiti writers EARSNOT, SEMEN, JIM JOE and KR; legendary Lower East Side hang out Max Fish and its unruly clientele; and lifestyle brand ALIFE—all of whom have produced self-titled pieces.
To be displayed for sale during New York Design Week, the idea behind the project began as a friendly conversation between Alife and New York Art Department founders Robert Cristofaro and Arnaud Delecolle, and Uhuru founders Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf. The four agreed to collaborate and create a New York-centric project that would represent all partiesʼ respective areas of expertise.
The result is a unique collection of handcrafted sustainable furniture that plays with the concept of vandalism, private property and each's appropriation of the other.
PRIVATE PROPERTY is produced by creative consultancy and design company New York Art Department with support of lifestyle brand-consultancy company WhY-Q.