When Ben and I first moved into Studio C3 on a cold December in 2005 we inherited these awful looking green wicker chairs from his mom. We also inherited an equally awful looking and equally green carpet to match.
We decided to give the chairs a redesign. We bought a lot of vintage retro ties with paisley and other funky patterns for $2 from Salvation Army. They looked pretty sweet so I even kept some for personal wear for when I want to look formal, yet retro stylish.
Each chair has 10 ties weaved in a cross pattern stapled to the chair. We definitely improved its looks and they ended up being strong enough to sit on, but they were still equally uncomfortable.
At the time of this writing my now ex-roommate Ben has moved to Portland, OR and is living on a farm, taking care of sheep, delivering birth to baby calves and making paintings.
This project was done in collaboration with Ben Kaplan, Holen Katz and Karen Yung.