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This Chair Is A Plant

a claymation film


Our ideas behind these chairs are simple. We wanted to create a chair that would be a continuos source of rejuvenation to the park. It is crafted from a combination of soil, seeds and beeswax to slowly spread love and peace throughout the park.

This is a natural cycle. Rain brings growth, rejuvenation and color. Once fertilized, the composite will grow new, beautiful plants around the Battery Green and beyond. The form of this chair is derived from human hands molding raw earth. We plan to allow children and families the opportunity to select their own ingredients at the conservancy during the mixing process. This will make every plant chair unique and create returning visitors, eager to see their flowers bloom.

The identical twin to this chair is its opposite. It is a permanent version made from recycled plastic bottles discarded from a single day in NYC. It is the exact same form as the chair made from soil, but is to be made permanent by using P.E.T. plastic collected from the waste treatment plant.

Manufacturing of the plant chair will be made with our unique blend of ingredients by local artisan craftsmen. Manufacturing of the plastic chair is made of injected molded P.E.T. in facilities ideally located next door to the recycling plant, where all of the water bottles end up.

This is a closed loop all within New York. Our trash becomes our chairs.