50 Yellow Street Chairs Project by Bade Stageberg Cox
Street Seats is a furniture project developed by Bade Stageberg Cox for the Pier 94 Coffee Bar at The Armory Show. The 50 chairs, found abandoned on the streets of New York, were repaired and given a new life with a coat of taxi cab yellow paint. Like the city’s residents, the chairs are an eclectic mix, migrating throughout the fair during its five-day run. The bottom of each chair is stamped and documented with the date and location it was recovered.
Chairs are available for purchase. Contact Bade Stageberg Cox.
If only I had known when I coined September 2011 our Yellow Chair month.
The number 01 is the Jimi Chair.
Zjedzony (“eaten” in Polish) armchair by WamHouse is a banana-shaped seat in which the “peel” is used as armrests. The chair could look really interesting if put in some minimalistic and “serious” looking surroundings – makes me think of a well lit clean-shaped living room finished in white and grays with little pops of color. Something tells me a Zjedzony placed in a room like that might as well make one miss the “banana point” at first, and not because the chair is not remarkable, for it definitely is, but exactly because the design is not excessive, only subtly humorous and not comical at all.
And if the chair itself wasn’t fun enough, check out this awesome promo image too:
Images via plusmood.com