12 x 12 on 1/12/12

By danielle


We thought it would be especially fitting to post this on 1/12/12 and wanted all our NY-based furniture designers and fabricator friends out there to know about 12 x 12. It’s a creative competition organized by Sawkill Lumber Co and sponsored by Brooklyn Woods, Build-it-Green and 3rd Ward and is intended to give new life to reclaimed wood found at 12 demolished New York City historic buildings. Some of these buildings include: 125 East 75th St., Manhattan, former horse stable belonging to Joseph Pulitzer, Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, 133-139 MacDougal St., Manhattan Eugene O’Neill’s first New York City Theatre, the Provincetown Playhouse, 50-49 Laurel Hill Blvd, Queens, former stock distillery and eight other deserted historical sites.  The 12 winning designers will be asked to take the material and use it to create a table, chair, bookcase, chest of drawers, light fixture, desk, etc.  The work will be exhibited this May during the New York Design Week.  Proceeds from sales of furniture works at 12 x 12 will benefit educational and woodworking job training in New York City, through the not-for-profit Brooklyn Woods.

Sounds pretty cool, huh? Here’s how you enter (link the word enter to www.12x12nyc.com) Established designers, as well as emerging talent (including students) are welcome to submit portfolios for jury review.The panel of jurors will include prominent editors and journalists, design industry influences and interior designers. Judges will be looking for innovation, modern, contemporary designs, attention to detail, sustainability and quality.  The deadline to enter is January 31, 2012.

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