Aellon and Uhuru’s Grace Line gives disused boats a second life
Brooklyn-based furniture designer Aellon and Uhuru have teamed up to create a line of furniture from disused boats. The Grace Line, as its called, started when a 61-foot boat named Grace washed up on Indonesian shores shortly after a monsoon. Too roughed up from the storm to be used for fishing, the boat owner was going to sell it for firewood. When the team behind Aellon realized it was constructed of rare, endangered wood from the rainforest, they purchased the boat and salvaged the materials.
The wood salvaged from Grace was the beginning of a beautiful line of reclaimed pieces, check some of them out below (I want the desk).
Their products are beautiful, but I’m also a big fan of their design philosophy:
Aellon is built on four principles of good design: functionality, durability, sustainability and accessiblity. In other words, our furniture is sexy but simple, lasts generations, is environmentally and socially friendly, and won’t break the bank.
Love this. And that desk. Can’t wait to see more Aellon designs!