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Published on August 21st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Postered Poang

Materials: Poang armchair, posters

My Toronto School of Art collage class was collecting posters from telephone poles, when I spotted an old Poang armchair in the alleyway. The wood was split and the back support and cushions were gone, but I grabbed the chair and cleaned it up.

So I ripped up the posters and glued them to the chair, with acrylic gel medium. I made back slats out of cardboard, and stapled on a particularly large poster to form the new back.

The chair is now on exhibit at the school. It will be returned to the alleyway (unless someone out there wants to own this objet d’art, which is not suitable for seating).

~ Alana Boltwood, Toronto

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Postered Poang

  1. Nick Austin says:

    Taken from the street and revived only to be returned again to the street. Poignant.

  2. Anonymous says:

    ooooooooooh pick me.. I want that chair.. I am in Detroit too!

  3. Alana Boltwood says:

    anonymous – I would love to give you the chair, but I put it out on the street a few days ago. If you’re at Spadina & Richmond in Toronto, look for it…

    You can contact me at:
    alana @ meta-geometer dot com

  4. Anonymous says:

    if your gonna throw it away I’d be more than happy to take it! what’s the best way to contact you?

  5. Anonymous says:

    whooo i like it!

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