Bade Stageberg Cox Street Seats Project Recovers Abandoned Furniture

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: May 21, 2012 • References: bscarchitecture and the-design-ark
The Bade Stageberg Cox Street Seats Project renews 50 old chairs abandoned on the streets of New York. Bade Stageberg Cox, the architecture firm responsible for these restorations, developed the project for the Pier 94 Coffee Bar at The Armory Show. Broken trash is turned into usable furniture. A stamp on the bottom of each chair works as a record of its former self, featuring the recovery date and location.

These seats will brighten up any room. The yellow paint, reminiscent of a taxi cab, hails new life into the chairs. The Bade Stageberg Cox Street Seats Project inspires others to take a walk down the street for their next furniture dine.

These chairs prove that the saying is true: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.