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Public Chairs: Art Everyone Appreciates

Ever find yourself in need of a sit down whilst roaming Toronto's pedestrian-friendly streets with nary a bench to be found?

In NYC, Matthias Ries decided to do something about it. His project Public Chair sees seats rescued from bins/curbs/etc and clearly labeled 'public chair', then put in likely locales.

So far city sanitation services seem to be respecting the new public property.

The project was started last year, providing the city with moveable furniture (unlike park benches designed to stay put and, often, be uncomfortable to sleep on) which, while not necessarily attractive, is highly functional and convenient.

Could the movers and shakers at OCAD be far behind on this public art/useful item trend?

Now if we could only solve the public bathroom thing.

Props to spacing.ca for the heads up.


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