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Tom Dixon Chairs At Trafalgar Square

By Rob Last edited 124 months ago
Tom Dixon Chairs At Trafalgar Square
Tom Dixon at Trafalgar Square

One of the coolest things to come out of this years Design Festival is the Tom Dixon 'installation' at Trafalgar Square.

When we heard that Tom Dixon was going to de displaying these expanded polystyrene chairs in the Square we thought it migth be one of those things where there's four chairs and you have to queue to sit in them and someone watches over you with a taser gun just in case you damage it.

But no - there's millions of them (well, not millions,but you know: loads), and they're all over Trafalgar Square. We took the photo above with our phone earlier today of a couple enjoying a cosy early morning chat. Ah bless.

Apparently there is to be a 'chair grab' at some point, as the chairs are only there for today. So go take a look and maybe go home with a Tom Dixon chair.

Last Updated 21 September 2006

john K

Bah. Well that chair grab was a flippin' joke. As well organised as anything else in this city. People were politely queueing from 2pm (giveaway at 3pm) and then the organisers decided to have a mass hysteria 'countdown' to the grab, ensuring a camera PR friendly chaos and that no one but the chavs at the back of the line got chairs. Obviously the 'design' festival doesn't extend to designing simple giveaways. Haven't hey heard of tickets? Could easily have handed those in the line raffle tickets to claim their chairs. Fukkas.