Sugar Stools start with sourcing reclaimed pine beams. Uhuru’s CNC Machinist, Micheal, first used a customized computer controlled precision mill to cut the faceted hexagonal design into the top end of the beam. The beam was then cut down the sides by Chad (woodworker) using a chainsaw, revealing a unique finish that naturally transitions from the pristine angles of the seat to the rough-hewn base.
The name comes from Uhuru’s original Sugar Stool collection, created from reclaimed pine beams salvaged from Brooklyn’s historical sugar refinery. Learn more about Uhuru’s involvement in the the redevelopment of the site and the story behind the upcycled material used there.
I won the Sugar stool at a recent IIDA at the merchandise mart on Feb 11th. The great thing about me being awarded this beautiful piece is I grew up in Denver PA. It was meant to be!! I also think it is beautiful and the sugar stool will have a nice home in my living room located in Naperville IL.