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Group Shot of me and the Family Tree Service Team

I’m a regular reader and admirer of Moco Loco. Your posts are always inspiring me, and I wanted you to know about this project and the story behind it!

Hurricane Sandy toppled more than 8,000 street trees in New York City last fall. In the wake of the storm, one particularly large sugar maple was recovered by Brooklyn-based furniture maker Stefan Rurak, with the help of an arborist from Staten Island’s Family Tree Service.

Rurak is now releasing a collection of 100 modern pendants crafted from the reclaimed maple wood. A portion of proceeds from the pendants will be donated to the Mayor’s Fund, to aid the city’s ongoing hurricane recovery efforts. No two of the geometric-inspired pieces are exactly the same.

This jewelry is only the beginning. The bulk of the reclaimed sugar maple wood is still air-drying to ensure the highest quality raw materials, and a full collection of SR furniture made from the Sandy-recovered trees is in development.

The pendants are now available for purchase directly from the artist.
http://stefanrurak.com/ • info@stefanrurak.com • 347.687.7278

Thanks!