Cyclone Lounger

  • Uhuru, Bill Hilgendorf, Jason Horvath, Cyclone Lounger, 2010, reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk (various woods) and powder-coated steel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath in memory of Cynthia Bricker Hilgendorf; Gift of Fern Bleckner in celebration of Etta B. Brown's ninety-fifth birthday; and Gift of Shirley Jacobs in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 2013.7, © 2010, Uhuru

In 2004, Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath founded Uhuru, a Brooklyn-based furniture company merging avant-garde design with a commitment to environmental sustainability. Each of Uhuru’s pieces is hand-crafted from reclaimed materials such as bourbon barrels, local workshop scraps, fire truck springs, or, in the case of Cyclone Lounger, weathered planks from Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk. The Loungers rippling seat is inspired by the rickety track-bed of the Cyclone, Coney Island’s iconic roller coaster, while its laser-cut steel base recalls the ride’s distinctive supports. 
Title
Cyclone Lounger
Artists
Date
2010
Location
Dimensions
30 122269 in. (77.555.9175.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath in memory of Cynthia Bricker Hilgendorf; Gift of Fern Bleckner in celebration of Etta B. Brown’s ninety-fifth birthday; and Gift of Shirley Jacobs in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums Description
reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk (various woods) and powder-coated steel
Classifications
Object Number
2013.7
Palette
Linked Open Data
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