Gallery: RYAN FRANK’S HACKNEY SHELF

 

Here’s an ingenious idea that blurs the boundaries between furniture design, graffitti and conceptual fine art. London designer Ryan Frank strategically places white boards at various points in east London and waits for illicit decoration to begin. Frank leaves boards out for weeks until they have sufficiently “matured” into colorful pieces of street art. Once the boards have matured, they are removed and transformed into these colorful mobile shelving units – juxtaposing street art with interior environment. For the collectors out there: every piece is a completely unique slice of “recycled” Hackney street art.

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  1. Inhabitat » SALON... April 9, 2008 at 9:45 am

    […] better way to kick off our Milan Furniture Fair countdown than with our favorite ‘free-range’ furniture designer Ryan Frank. Frank’s modular bamboo creation, […]

  2. Lauren March 27, 2007 at 11:34 am

    I would just like to comment on how amazing i think these shelves are. Im totally in love with the who graffitti part of it all. I think that graffitti is an art and should be considered more then just a mess. Its beautiful.

  3. Jawa March 20, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Was that last guy stoned? Good to see PRIMER’s work plastered all over this page on Frank’s shelf. http://www.primer.org.uk is where we are at.

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  5. Joanne September 21, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    I love it! I am a fan of street marking that has uniqueness. We never lost our urge to leave our mark since cave days. Very inovative.

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