Uhuru Design is the Brooklyn-based New American furniture design firm specializing in bespoke residential and high-end commercial furniture. Founded in 2004 by Rhode Island School of Design graduates Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf, Uhuru gained attention for its sustainable approach, utilizing reclaimed and found materials through a narrative design process. This design approach generated collections currently in the Smithsonian and Brooklyn Museums, positioning Uhuru at the forefront of New American Design and contributing to popularizing the “Brooklyn” aesthetic.
Uhuru scaled from bespoke residential to mass office furniture, evolving with the growing New York and West Coast startup scenes and the “resimmercial” office aesthetic. Uhuru focuses on delivering accessible New American Design to mission-driven clients across residential, hospitality, fast casual, office, co-working, architecture, and interior design landscapes. We recently launched a non-exclusive global distribution partnership with Steelcase, an inventory and quick ship program, competitive lead times, and domestic and international production. The tools are in place to bring Uhuru products to market at scale.
These opportunities will be located at our Creative Compound in Brooklyn, or at our factory near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Come join us and help us transform the contract furniture industry!