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First Street Green’s Outdoor Furniture Design Event Tomorrow
From 11am – 1pm, there will be a workshop called “DIY Furniture,” which will teach visitors how to make soft seating and chair weaving. Materials will be provided.
From 2pm – 4pm, First Street Green will host the “NYChair Charrette,” a group discussion investigating ideas for “an iconic outdoor chair conceived just for First Park.” This is open to designers and non-designers alike, along with New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.
The event organizers are Silva Ajemian and Jorge Prado, architects, principals of TODO DA & co-founding directors of First Street Green (FSG), along with Laetitia Wolff, founder of futureflair/expoTENtial and director of desigNYC.
Speakers will include Wolff, Ajemian and Prado, along with Emily Weidenhof Project Manager of Public Spaces – NYC DOT Division of Traffic & Planning, Gail Wittwer-Laird Senior Designer in the Capital Projects Division for New York City Parks, Celia Petersen – New York City Parks & Recreation Capital projects division, Evan Bennett – VAMOS, Michael Piper – DUB studios, Marco Castro – BusRoots.
Jury: To be announced.
Online public voting for the best design will be setup on the FSG website.
Did we mention that both events are free?
First Park is at 33 East 1st Street.