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Paris is famous for its thin barebones park chair, seen in the Tuileries and other public gardens. Now, in an effort to look at designing a chair for public spaces in New York comes the NYChair Charrette Lab.
It assembled on Saturday at First Park, on the Lower East Side of the city at 33 East First Street, site of last year’s BMW Guggenheim urban ideas pavilion.
The creation of Laetitia Wolff of Futureflair and Silva Ajemian, the event included presentations by desigNYC’s Michael Piper of DUB-studios and Evan Bennett of VAMOS Architects.
Kids and adults assembled in groups and came up with ideas that will be judged by officials: Celia Petersen, Parks & Recreation capital projects division; Emily Weidenhof, Public Spaces, DOT Division of Traffic & Planning; Gail Wittwer-Laird, Capital Projects Division for New York City Parks. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners in mid-August.