Walk – Dont Walk New York Chair

by Matthew

roadchairThe Walk – Dont Walk chair is built from authentic New York City signs. What is ultra cool is that the signs still work via a remote control. The remote control is included which allows you to switch on and off the signs when needed. Maybe they should read, Sit – Dont Sit. Power is provided by a standard 115V wall outlet. Bulbs are standard too making them easy to replace when needed. The legs of the seat are made from steel street sign brackets and are galvanized and fitted with self levelling feet.

The Walk – Dont Walk chairs are each built by hand and still contain all the scuffs and stains of living in New York for a number of years. If the old beat up signs do not take your fancy then you can opt to go for a squeaky clean look which will see the chair completely resprayed. The seating surfaces are made from one inch thick polished resin glass which sits on a felt suspension.

Shipping is the killer here as it will take around 14 – 16 weeks for delivery although a price tag of $3700 might be considered more of a killer.

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Guest Post by Matthew of Gadget Venue.

7 reviews or comments

Steven Says: April 15, 2008 at 4:30 am

The cost is probably reflective of the fine the person gets when they acquire their raw materials from the streets.

Matthew Says: April 15, 2008 at 6:11 am

I was thinking exactly the same thing Steven and Jen about the cost to cover the fine for half inching it and the amount of time to grab it.

Hank Says: April 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

Those traffic signs are dated and no longer used in NYC. They’ve been replaced with the “little white man” and “Big red hand” signs. So I don’t think the acquisition of these signs would require paying a fine anymore. I do however think that the City of New York probably charged the guy an arm and a leg for them.

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