Abandoned Chairs Give New Life To New York’s Armory Show

Abandoned Chairs Give New Life To New York’s Armory Show

50 chairs left on the city's streets were repaired and coated with taxi cab yellow paint as part of a furniture project.

Emma Hutchings
  • 1 may 2012

Architects Bade Stageberg Cox developed a furniture project called ‘Street Seats’ for the Pier 94 coffee shop during The Armory Show in New York, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair.

Abandoned Chairs Given New Life At New York's Armory Show

50 chairs that were found abandoned on the streets of New York were repaired and given a coat of taxi cab yellow paint so they looked as good as new. Once given a new life, the eclectic mix of chairs were used throughout the fair’s five-day run and they are now available to purchase by contacting the architects. They can all be viewed on their website and the bottom of each chair is stamped and documented with the date and location it was recovered.

Bade Stageberg Cox

Photo by Andy Ryan


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