The Coney Island Collection was originally crafted from reclaimed wood taken from the demolished iconic boardwalk. First installed in the late 1940's, the Coney Island Boardwalk was comprised of ipe wood that weathered in the sun, salt, and snow for over seven decades. The Boardwalk came to symbolize a desolate dreamscape, a spirited landmark, and a large part of Brooklyn’s history.
During the Boardwalk’s latest renovation in 2010, Uhuru salvaged planks from the demolition process. The use of these reclaimed materials became the narrative of Uhuru’s Coney Island Collection, which debuted at NY Design week in 2010 to much acclaim. Over the years, pieces of the Coney Island collection have been established as icons of New American Design, with the Cyclone Lounger being acquired into the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. The Coney Island collection resonates with many Uhuru pieces, details of which can be found from the Boardwalk conference table to the Boardwalk Console.