If you’re like most design lovers, you either own or have always wanted to own a molded Eames Plywood Chair. Well, now’s your chance to have a very unique one and benefit a good cause, all at the same time.
Artist Decorated Eames Chairs
UPDATE: The Auction has long since ended
From May 11 Through June 1st, the Public Works Department is featuring Eames Inspiration, an online ebay auction of customized Eames molded plywood chairs to benefit Operation Design.
Curated by Billi Kid and Luna Park, each chair has been decorated by various street and graffiti artists and the reserve price is set at $1,000 each. The chairs will also be featured in the windows of Barneys New York on Madison Ave and 61st.
Here’s a look at all the chairs that were available for auction.
some detail shots for you…
above: detail of Elbow Toe’s On The Wings Of Desire Eames Chair
above: detail of Sofia Maldonado’s Caribbean Clouds Eames Chair
above: detail of Joe Iurato’s Ideas Are Cheap Eames Chair
above: detail of UR® New York’s Nyc Layers Eames Chair
above: detail of Matt Siren’s Skullboy Takes A Seat Eames Chair
above: detail of Damon Ginandes’ Awaiting Eames Chair
above: detail of James and Karla Murray’s STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face Of New York Eames Chair
Start bidding here.
About Operation Design:
Operation Design offers students direct interaction with professionals and challenges young people in public schools, grades K-12, to put their creativity to practical, important, and real use.
Operation Design organizes architects, graphic artists, design professionals, construction professionals and related professionals to work with public school students to create motivating and inspiring spaces and projects.
Operation Design is an independent 501c3 not-for-profit organization based in New York City.