The War Craft Coffee Table wears an interpretation of Dazzle camouflage that was used on battleships to confuse enemy ships. Through high contrast and disrupted lines, Uhuru graphically breaks up the pattern for a functional coffee table. The levels represent the decks of the battleship, with framework inspired by nautical forms. The top is layered paint on aluminum, and the base consists of solid wood legs.
The War Craft Line is built from reclaimed teak from the deck of the decommissioned USS North Carolina. The battleship was built in the 1930's in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and served in World War II. Decommissioned in 1947, it is to date one of the most decorated battleships in US naval history. Its sleek, uncluttered design set a new precedent for all future ships. By exploring and referencing the forms of the battleship, the pieces create a dialog between honoring those lost during its various campaigns and exploring the inherently violent nature of modern war craft.
Available with teak in a limited edition of twenty. Hand built to order, signed and numbered by the maker in Red Hook, Brooklyn and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Click here to view finish options.