Founded in 2004 by Rhode Island School of Design Graduates Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf, Uhuru (ooh-HOO-roo) is a multidisciplinary design studio merging avant-garde design with a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Uhuru has joined a vanguard of influential furniture companies from Milan to Tokyo focused on pushing the boundaries of contemporary sustainable design. The company’s furniture has been internationally recognized for its innovation and is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Uhuru has partnered with renowned artists, architects and institutions around the world and recently completed the design of the Michelin-star Saul Restaurant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Uhuru believes that each piece conceived, designed, and produced should add to a greater good in the world. This is evident in their creative reuse and repurpose in the creation of fine furniture and interior spaces. Though Uhuru continues to grow, their focus remains on the design and fabrication of exceptional quality furniture and spaces.