This chair was found on the street by my wonderful friend Sarai, she is an author and writes about Israeli life in Tel Aviv and in India. So what better than a chair about Tel Aviv on pink Indian cotton fabric?
Since the chair was beyond restoration - it was splattered with paint and dark oil had penetrated the wood - I had to paint it. I chose another extreme colour to match the already screaming pink. Perhaps I was thinking of the strong colours of India or perhaps I just felt more colourful than bland that day.
I embroidered the back rest with a map of northern Tel Aviv, the green outlines are buildings - of where Sarai and her lovely husband Roy live and some of our mutual friends. The 2 thicker lines on the right side is the Ayalon motorway and up top you can see the blue outline of the Yarkon river. The large roundabout is Kikar HaMedina (Square of the Nation) and slightly below it to the left is an empty rectangle which is Kikar Rabin (Rabin Square). Click on a picture below to see larger pictures of the chair before and after.
Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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