Announcing The Battery Chair

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The Battery Conservancy is thrilled to announce the winner of The Battery Conservancy Americas Chair Design Competition: Fleurt, by Andrew Jones of Canada.

Though the winner was chosen by jury, visitors to the See, Sit, Select exhibit at Castle Clinton National Monument were invited to share their favorites and offer comments about the chairs.

About the competition, New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver remarked, “Parks are not only green spaces, they are public spaces. The Battery’s competition to create a moveable outdoor chair has resulted in a unique, innovative and attractive park amenity for the public to enjoy.”

The Battery Chair selection marks the end of a historic moveable chair competition that began in 2012 with 679 submissions, engaging over 1,500 designers from North, Central, and South America.

On November 6, 2014, Andrew Jones was presented with the winning prize of $10,000.  Both the prize and the complete competition were funded by generous donors of The Battery Conservancy.

Read the press release about The Battery Chair here.

Read more about The Battery Chair in Architectural Digest, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times.

To learn more about adopting a Battery Chair, please contact Elizabeth Steeves at esteeves@thebattery.org.