The team recently relocated to a larger office one floor down, where their Standard chair is displayed on the wall. The chair backs were rescued from Build It Green, an architectural salvage yard in Astoria, Queens, that Hilgendorf calls “the TJ Maxx of furniture. There are always all these reproductions and unfinished pieces just sitting in boxes.” Uhuru recently took a team trip to the facility to source raw material for its first exhibition — an employee showcase — in the renovated showroom downstairs. Everyone had $50 to spend on whatever they wanted; Rueda picked up jugs for a DIY chandelier while Hilgendorf scored two marble tabletops from New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
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The team recently relocated to a larger office one floor down, where their Standard chair is displayed on the wall. The chair backs were rescued from Build It Green, an architectural salvage yard in Astoria, Queens, that Hilgendorf calls “the TJ Maxx of furniture. There are always all these reproductions and unfinished pieces just sitting in boxes.” Uhuru recently took a team trip to the facility to source raw material for its first exhibition — an employee showcase — in the renovated showroom downstairs. Everyone had $50 to spend on whatever they wanted; Rueda picked up jugs for a DIY chandelier while Hilgendorf scored two marble tabletops from New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.