Uhuru (Closed)
74 Franklin St.
(bet. Church and Broadway)

The Red Hook–based design firm Uhuru has converted an artist’s studio—with the paint still on the floor to prove it—into a showroom/store. Previously, the brand’s furniture was mainly purchased through its Brooklyn office (with a few pieces at ABC Carpet & Home), so this is the first chance to really experience the work before committing to it. Uhuru designs and builds the pieces themselves, with an the emphasis was on reclaimed materials (whether it’s bourbon barrels, snow fence, or planks from the Coney Island boardwalk that the city was tossing out). There’s also jewelry and, eventually, more of an outdoor line and leather goods. Note: The name is pronounced ooh-hoo-roo. Closed September 2017.

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