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An Image of 2 Street Seats in DUMBO, New York

Street Seats in DUMBO
(Image sourced from Bade Stageberg Cox)

How cool is this? ‘Street Seats’ is a furniture project developed by Bade Stageberg Cox for the Pier 94 Coffee Bar at The Armory Show, a leading contemporary and modern art fair in New York which takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan.

The 50 chairs, all found abandoned on the streets of New York, were repaired and given a new lease on life with a coat of taxi cab yellow paint. Like the city’s residents, the chairs are an eclectic mix. They migrated 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.

I just love both the idea AND the bright sunshine colour they chose:

Image of Street Seats #34 'Ice Chair'

#34 The Ice Chair
Found 17 February 2012 at Paul’s Pond, Upstate New York (SOLD)
(Image sourced from Bade Stageberg Cox)

Sadly, the Ice Chair has already sold. I can see this one on a porch looking out onto the street somewhere in Upstate New York…

Image of Street Seats #8 'River Chair'

#8 The River Chair
Found 3 February 2012, East River near Adams and John Street, DUMBO
(Image sourced from Bade Stageberg Cox)

Image of Street Seats #17 The Walnut Chair

#17 The Walnut Chair
Found 14 February 2012, Columbia Heights and Pineapple Street, Brooklyn Heights
(Image sourced from Bade Stageberg Cox)

I can imagine the Walnut Chair with a fab’ cushion in some crazy print…

Image of Street Seats #1 Jimi Chair

#1 The Jimi Chair
Found 15 December 2011, Front Street, DUMBO
(Image sourced from Bade Stageberg Cox)

Unless already sold, all chairs are available for purchase. There are lots more to see on the Bade Stageberg Cox website here. If you are interested in purchasing, contact Bade Stageberg Cox at streetseats@bscarchitecture.com.

Which one would you choose?