• May 29, 2011
Boris Bally Transit Chairs – Click above for high-res image gallery

Industrial designer and artist Boris Bally has taken the urban decay aesthetic to a new level, crafting tables and chairs from worn-out street signs. Bally cranks out everything from high-backed dining-table chairs, to coffee tables, to armchairs.

Bally has been working with metal in one sense or another since he was just 13 years old. Rumor even has it that he cut his teeth in metalworking by building himself throwing stars and brass knuckles.

By using recycled materials, Bally isn't only doing the environment a good turn, he's ensuring uniqueness in each piece of furniture. Bally leaves the source material's patina alone-and makes sure it's visible. Such individualism comes at a price, naturally; chairs start at $1,100 and tables range from $900 to $4500. Have a closer look in the gallery below.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Mark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look's like something you woud find in a trailer park....LOL
        Thipps
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark
        wow you have never been to a trailer park have you? your far more likely to see idea sh!t more than hand made furniture with good design
      Sean Sean
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd much rather have those signs unmolested and hanging in my garage.
      zigojacko
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, these are great, they look fabulous, bright colours, your own street sign furniture - awesome :) Geoff @ http://www.chrisnanglefurniture.co.uk
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the aesthetic of this furniture design a lot. For something like the highback dining room chairs, I'd prefer an upholstered and padded section to sit on. Maybe a recycled diner vinyl?
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's cool and all, but $900 to $4500? You can go shove those chairs up your rear, sir. I would expect maybe $50-100 for that stuff.
        masonperegrine
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        50 dollars for a handmade piece of furniture? Do you think this is the 20's or something?
        Drive571
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        Masonperegrine: aaaand many of the same folks are probably wondering why America's economy is declining while China's is expanding. "What do you mean I can't have everything all the time for cheap?"