click boom pow: new role models click boom pow: new role models
may 03, 2011

click boom pow: new role models

artwork by alexis liu, ichao wang, milton glaser

new york-based collective click boom pow has begun the ‘NRM (new role models)’ project as a means of making our urban settings more useful.

the project comes in the form of a chair which they have designed and without asking for permission, have distributed throughout manhattan and brooklyn areas of new york city. each ‘NRM’ is made from 1/4 inch steel, bent and laminated with selected artwork provided by: alexis liu, chris streger, DALVA, david kim, fawad khan, ichao wang, mike seto and milton glaser as a means of further beautifying the city. if you see one of the chairs, click boom pow invites you to take a seat and enjoy!

the project is non-for-profit, and the collective’s hope is that they will get others to develop their own interventions and contribute to a more positive, urban environment.

the initial ‘NRM’ collection

artwork by chris streger, david kim, dalva, ichao wang

artwork by milton glaser

‘NRM’ chairs in use

artwork by milton glaser, chris streger, mike seto

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • very nice
    they remind me to a serie of furniture made by Venturi-Scott Brown…….do u remember them?

    juliano says:
  • Wow! This is a take on street art I’d love to see in Poland. Guerilla furniture revolution 🙂

    martasz says:
  • I love these! dont bother telling the city about it – theyll thank you later!

    mr hugh says:
  • Thanks for the great feedback!

    @juliano – Thanks! I just saw the VSB chairs at the Knoll manufacturing plant after we already had these made. I’m a fan & they do have a similar design language.

    david says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news