2009 - 2011
Topics: Furniture Design, Public Space, Adaptive Reuse
Location: New York City
Chairbombing is the act of taking found materials and transforming them into public furniture for randomly cited locations in the City. Between 2009-2011 a group of artists, designers, and others, converted discarded shipping pallets into Adirondack chairs and placed them in random locations that were in need of public furniture. The sites were determined through observation and other factors. The design process was shared widely and led to many variations of the design placed in other locations throughout the country. The act of using shipping pallets is representative of the potential for using free and abundant materials, along with a critique of the environmental impact that mass consumption has.