I am not in the habit of picking through trash, especially with the bed bug epidemic going on in NYC area. In these times (green-marketing/’upcycling‘ of everything) one does however feel an obligation to recover good, reusable things when you see something useful standing in the street – looking abandoned and well, totally salvageable. There was a night when rain was pouring down and this gorgeous orange chair was standing by bags, waiting for the garbage truck with all the other trash and recyclables. I mention that it was raining because the weather was doing most of the work for us; saturating this valuable piece of furniture with water so that it was soaked and well cleaned to its frame by the time we got it inside to dry. And sure enough – there it was; the ‘Herman Miller’ label on the bottom just like this one.
Did I mention that most Eames chairs with label in tact can start at $300 a pop?
It seems fitting that we hung this recycled painting right over it. More to come on our ‘repainted paintings‘ series .. stay tuned.