Two giant chairs designed by Yinka Ilori will be unveiled this June, as part of The Line's latest batch of al fresco artworks.
The Line, in case you didn't know, is a trail of outdoor artworks along the Thames, stretching between North Greenwich and Stratford. It features modern day masterpieces like Alex Chinneck's upside-down pylon and Slice of Reality — a boat that literally been sliced up (and also happens to be one of the artist, Richard Wilson's studios).
The art trail's cultural coffers are ever-swelling, and this summer it's set to welcome a new intake of artworks, beginning with Ilori's Types of Happiness, a pair of 10-feet-high chairs, decorated in Dutch wax print — and part of the artist's series on various types of happiness. You'll be able to view these two (very) high chairs near City Hall (the new one on the Docks) from 19 June, where the installation will remain indefinitely.
Two more permanent works will appear on The Line sometime in September: Mahtab Hussain's 'Please take a seat' will appear at the Olympic Park (Another chair related installation? We'll have to wait and see.) Then, appearing towards the mouth of the Lea from 17 September, Simon Faithfull's '0º00 Navigation' features 45 engraved paving stones depicting landscapes along the Greenwich Meridian between the English Channel and Accra — including those from France, Spain, Algeria and Burkina Faso.
Elsewhere, from 15 July to 8 October, Tributaries — a collection of five films exploring artists' responses to water globally — will be on display at The House Mill on Three Mills Island, Bromley-By-Bow.
Learn more about The Line, including its weekly wellbeing walks and free Saturday guided art tours, on its website.