gregoire abrial releases bright friday furniture onto NY streets gregoire abrial releases bright friday furniture onto NY streets
dec 03, 2013

gregoire abrial releases bright friday furniture onto NY streets

gregoire abrial releases bright friday furniture onto NY streets
all images courtesy of grégoire abrial




wanting to give something back to new york city, french designer grégoire abrial released 12 free furniture pieces throughout its streets for the annual ‘black friday’ event. over the past few months he has been collecting items off the curb that had been thrown away, deemed ‘unwanted’ by others. one by one he brought a total of 12 back to his brooklyn studio to work on transforming them into desirable and meaningful gifts. influenced by the crafts of marquetry and embroidery, the four letters, ‘free’ were embeded onto each of them, in the hope that it would catch people’s attention. on the occasion of black friday, the final products were distributed out into the public realm once again for lucky new yorkers to pick up. ‘bright friday’ seeks to tell the story of the discarded furniture pieces, turning them into small treasures for those eager to look around.



gregoire abrial transformed a total of 12 found items into desirable and meaningful gifts



the four letters ‘free’ were embedded onto the furniture pieces



folding chair with the word ‘free’



the folding chair was released onto a new york street for a lucky person to pick up



bistro chair



the bistro chair released onto the street for free as part of ‘black friday’ in new york



a free console



the console ready to be carried home



free armchair



the armchair released



side table



coffee table



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  • great project !! loved the concept. where can i get on for free 🙂

    Itamar says:
  • Humanism at work <3

    LM says:

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