Products made for commercial use are kept on the lower level of the showroom. Uhuru’s
new workplace system, which debuted at NeoCon, conveys the same vibe as its other creations, and is made with the same
materials to help carry the characteristics of the brand. “The profile on [the table] leg is the same leg profile that you’ll see
on the huge slab table when you walk in,” McKusick said. “You wouldn’t think, ‘Here’s a 20-foot-long slab table, maybe I can
make a desk system out of that.’ But using that as a front point of inspiration, it came to be what you’re looking at here. We
produce these at much larger quantities, at a price point that is completely different than what you’re seeing upstairs.”
“Uhuru has always been
so narrative in our designs,” said Sean McKusick,
account manager. “I think the showroom definitely
feels the same. When you see things like the Cyclone
lounge chair, you see everything has a story.” The
Cyclone Lounger, right, is made of Ipe wood
salvaged from the demolished Coney Island boardwalk, which was first constructed in the 1940s.
“The design, you can see, captures the Cyclone roller
coaster,” Hines added.