The Après Collection by UM Project
The Après Collection by UM Project is an obvious reference to acknowledge what has happened, how Sandy has affected people’s lives and businesses and what the future can be.
All the pieces have been made with salvaged parts, recycled and left-over materials and donated supplies from local and regional businesses that have also endured Sandy.
The Après Lamp 1 is made of a rusty steel base salvaged at the Token shop in Red Hook after the storm, a re-purposed brass shade from one of our L.U.M. Lamps, and left-over ash wood from some of our recent projects.
The Après Lamp 2 is made of a salvaged electrical junction box found on a Red Hook street after the storm, a base made from the top of one of our discarded Holy Stools and Corian® donated by regional distributor Dolan & Traynor based in Wayne, NJ, as well as left-over maple wood from from some of our recent projects. The wooden parts have been graciously turned by Custom Wood Turning in Astoria, Queens.
The Après Lamp 3 has a shade made of weathered “classic” garbage can found on a Red Hook street, which is lined by an insert graciously made of left-over felt by ElasticCo in Brooklyn. The inside light fixture is made of Corian® donated by regional distributor Dolan & Traynor, based in Wayne, NJ. The base is made out of ash left over from our recent series of Atum lamps.
The three Après Vessels are made of rusty steel punched forms salvaged at the Token shop in Red Hook after the storm, as well as pine and maple wood left over from some of our recent projects. The wood is lacquered with finishing products graciously donated by Abbot Paint in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Photography by Francis Dzikowski/ Esto