Used Traffic Signs as Furniture in a New Collection by Tim Delger
The popular notion of “street art” is revisited in Tim Delger’s debut furniture collection. Delger’s work upcycles street signs in to one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, each with original weathering and wear. His most recent collection includes 25 original, hand-made designs.
Tim considers his work functional art, as each piece is meant to be used as furniture. Yet the pieces move to a higher aesthetic level with new-found context, unexpected form and humor. There is a “Stop” sign table with a bullet dent, a “No Right Turn” chair and “No Left Turn” side table set titled, “Gridlock” and furniture surfaces with original graffiti and actual road wear.
“I'm interested in materials that have already served their originally intended purpose. Once those objects are discarded, the challenge is in finding a new use for them. There is a certain surprise in seeing these street signs re-purposed in a completely new form, and in an unexpected context,” said Delger of the work. “I get a lot of satisfaction in presenting something with earned character in a new light. It forces you to consider beauty in an otherwise ignored object.”
The collection can be viewed and purchased on www.TimDelger.com. For more information contact Nicole@NicoleDelger.com.