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Speed Chair

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Boris Bally


Boris Bally created by

Boris Bally

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She's a Fast Chair

Artist Boris Bally creates bold, beautiful chairs out of actual traffic signs: this urban expression of glass-on-metal represents many years of collecting hard-to-find and specially weathered signage gleaned from ten-foot-high, thirty thousand pound scrap piles. Bally extracts the most important elements of the gems he finds, joins them to create exciting color and image combinations, and adds details through hand-sawing and filing. Handmade in Rhode Island.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Boris Bally

created by

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.



Made in the USA

Made from
metal, cork
48" H x 16" W x 21" D
Some assembly required. A photograph of the specific chair available at the time of purchase can be provided upon request.
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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 12/2/2015.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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