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Designer Reimagine Everyday Items At Brooklyn Home Show

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Call it a gathering for the best of the best.

Top local designers are pulling out all the stops for this year’s Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Designs Home Show.

As CBS 2’s Alex Denis reported, thousands of unique pieces pack the 12,000-square-foot St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.

“Everywhere you look, you’ll be inspired by Brooklynd designers,” said Karen Auster, president of the Auster Agency.

“We received hundreds of applications that get juried by editors in the design field, and we whittled down the best designers all over the borough.”

The featured artists were hand-selected and challenged to transform their own section of the showroom.

Many of them give everyday household items new purpose.

“We have modern speakers, tube camps. It even has a digital converter, so you can stream off of iTunes,” said ????. “And it’s something your wife thinks is pretty, too.”

There are fan lamps made with colanders, tables supported by braised steel rods, chairs molded from pipes and glass-blown wall art that couples as fish bowls.

Some of the pieces create themselves, like a 10-year-old workbench that has become the ce

Everything on display is for sale, ranging in price from $100 to thousands of dollars, but you can’t take anything home until the show wraps up Sunday evening.

Brooklyn Designs has grown to be one of the biggest shows of its kind in the country. This year, there are six exhibition spaces throughout DUMBO.

Tickets are $20 at the door.

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