Offbeatism

718 Made in Brooklyn

718 Made in Brooklyn is the creation of designer Jeff Mayer, whose collections of furniture, lighting sculptures and home décor draw inspiration from the wallpaper of the urban environment. Imbued with a sense of velocity, the pieces pay homage to metropolitan transportation, New York’s colorful nightlife and Mayer’s past life as a professional BMX rider. Each design is released as a limited edition and made in Brooklyn, NY.

In 2007, Jeff was featured in The New York Times. He was acknowledged for his lighting installation at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Essex House. He collaborated with Ducasse, and produced lighting to relate to the chef’s menu offerings. Jeff made square and rectangular lamps out of acrylic held together with industrial bolts. The New York Times described the pieces as “plug-in sunsets.”

718 Made in Brooklyn, Mayer’s Morgan Street store, also offers an array of Brooklyn inspired hats, tees and baby rompers with slogans like “I subway NY” and “Made in Brooklyn–” so you can show your love of mass transportation at home and out on the streets.

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Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

May 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

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