boris bally recycled metal collection

posted by the scholar on October 29th, 2007
filed under: art, furniture, home accessories, metal

look at this transit series accessory and furniture collection from rhode island-based artist boris bally. it’s bold, poppy and functional. boris carefully selects each salvaged sign from huge piles in scrap yards, and rivets them together to create his uniquely modern american work. for boris, this ironic collection makes a statement not only about recycling, but also represents our culture’s struggle for success, as well as bucking authority.

boris_bally_pentatrays

boris_bally_pop_table

boris_bally_metal_vasesboris_bally_mailbox

boris_bally_metal_platter

boris_bally_transit_chair

boris’ work is in the permanent collection at the smithsonian, the cooper hewitt and the victoria and albert museums.

you can purchase his industrially stylish works at guild.


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6 Responses to “boris bally recycled metal collection”

  1. technabob Says:

    So do I STOP or YIELD?

  2. the scholar Says:

    don’t you love that mailbox bob?

  3. Sush Says:

    I’ve seen this sort of work before.

    University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts.

    http://www.unsw.edu.au/news/pad/articles/2004/jul/Design.html

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi sush,

    it’s great to see people around the world creating sustainable designs. i love trent’s textile designs too – he is very talented.

    thanks for the link and the visit!

  5. Hi5 Codes Says:

    I really like it! What a unique idea – conversation starter to say the least!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hello hi5,

    i think boris makes great stuff! to have any of his pieces on display in a house would make a very contemporary statement indeed.

    nice to see you! 🙂

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