Proven in reclaimed boardwalk ipe with powder coated steel base
The Cyclone ride is among Coney Island’s last remaining functional rides. It’s resurrected here by means of a lounge chair, with undulating dark and lightweight Ipe along with a crisp white-colored laser-cut metal base. Uhuru plays from the organized chaos from the ride’s structure, flattened to 1 layer of metal, along with the sides connected sporadically to produce a dynamic interchange of space and void around the base. The metal is completed having a low-VOC powder coat finish.
The Coney Island Lines are constructed from reclaimed wood obtained from the destroyed legendary boardwalk. The Ipe wood, first placed on the boardwalk within the late 1940’s, has weathered under the sun, salt, and snow for 70 years. The look is inspired through the duality of Coney Island- its unique, colorful summers and melancholy winters. The pieces interpret the architecture from the desolate dreamscape: low-rise structures patched with signs and periodic layers of paint, underneath the towering old-fashioned ride.
The Cyclone Lounger was put into the permanent assortment of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in nov 2012.
Developed in Red Hook , Brooklyn , our pieces are hands-created to order, signed and numbered through the maker and supported with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Upcycled Cyclone Lounger
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