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Street Seats: Abandoned Chairs Given a Taxicab Yellow Facelift for the Armory Show

by , 05/08/12

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For a new collection called Street SeatsBade Stageberg Cox turned a handful ho-hum chairs found scattered around New York City into a stylish series of 50 bright yellow chairs. Cox repaired and coated each seat with a lick of taxicab-yellow paint, giving them a second life as display-worthy pieces that can currently be found at The Armory Show. Speaking about the revamped pieces, Bade Stageberg Cox said “Like the city’s residents, the chairs are an eclectic mix, migrating throughout the fair during its five-day run”.



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The chairs are all individual, each one a unique evolution of its original form, and seem as though they were designed specifically to be displayed in a gallery. Each one has been stamped with the date when and location where they were found as a reminder of their storied pasts. Following the fair, the chairs were put on sale via the architects’ website. What a lovely way to add a pop of color to a room using a repurposed object.

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Via Junkculture

Images courtesy of Bade Stageberg Cox

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