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broadway chair

by Boris Bally
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  • the story

Sign of the Times

Take a seat at the bustling intersection of high art and industrial design. Artist Boris Bally rescues discarded street signs and reinvents them as eye-catching, sculptural chairs. The geometric form and angular lines of the pieces harken back to the cold simplicity of Scandinavian modernism. But that is contrasted with the bold, brassy rambunctiousness that comes juxtaposing the bright colors and striking text or graphics inherent in these reclaimed materials. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and comes in a unique combination of colors and graphic design. The artist will provide a photographic proof for you to green light your unique chair before shipping. Visually arresting, joyfully playful and fully functional, Bally's work has been featured in prestigious museums across the country, and can now make its home with you. Handmade in Rhode Island.

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Made from
recycled aluminum, recycled cork, steel
35" L x 26" W x 39.5”' H
Due to the reclaimed nature of the materials, some variance is to be expected. Each piece will be uniquely numbered and signed by the artist. Some assembly required
Care instructions:wipe clean with a sponge and mild detergent; seal with Armorall Protectant ™
  • the maker
Boris Bally

Boris Bally

Until Boris Bally began experimenting with recycled traffic signage, nobody had seen the potential elegance of this discarded aluminum. He has since challenged himself to discover its properties, in order to create bold objects of beauty which transcend their common roots.

Boris brings decades of training and experience as an artist to his collection of pieces. Signage has become his passionate medium of choice not only because of the recycling message, but also its appeal to him as an extreme variation on the age-old tradition of enamelling.

His perpetual search for alternatives, variations and challenges becomes a repetitive pattern of discovery and incremental growth. Boris attempts to produce pieces of technical integrity and rich content, and his work is also influenced by the timeless techniques and forms he first discovered in the armories of European castles (raising, riveting, perforating, layering, piercing and forming) used to create representations of Medieval heraldry.

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