The Chairs

A continuation to last year's 'Secret Gardens of Earthly Delights', George Town Festival gathers a group of local and international artists for a new project titled 'The Chairs'. Artists Azman Ismail, Wong Keng Fuan, Adam Michalski, Freddie Walker and Kenneth Cobonpue were given a brief to create 'quirky, unique, appropriate chairs' as part of their artistic efforts in revitalising underused green spaces in George Town.

Figure #23 & Figure #25
Lebuh Armenian, George Town
Simply known as Figure #23 and Figure #25, local artist Azman Ismail created two benches made of red and dark steel poles that are twisted to create quirky effects. These two modern benches are located on Lebuh Armenian, George Town and conveniently sit opposite Ernest Zacharevic's two kids on a bicycle mural.

Glass on Vine @ Metal and Air
Lebuh Cannon, George Town
Some might mistake the small wooden seat for a tree. Placed in an alley next to Shop Howard on Lebuh Cannon, George Town, the creation is inspired by the elements of metal, air and earth and named 'Glass on Vine'. Artist Wong Keng Fuan blends living plants with specially crafted metal for this bench.

Mosaic Spheres @ Mosaic Koi Fish Pond
Pesara Claimant, George Town
Opposite the An-Nur AnCasa Express on Pesara Claimant, George Town, the Mosaic Spheres consist of nine spherical mosaic seats dotted with ocean blue tiles. The garden also comes with a center piece of glass-tiled carp swimming in a ‘frozen pond’.

Eclipse Trishaw
George Town Festival HQ, Lebuh Armenian, George Town.
The Eclipse Trishaw has made itself known recently at Dewan Sri Pinang. The brainchild of Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue, this baby blue-white version of the eclipse trishaw is now parked comfortably in front of the George Town Festival headquarters, where you're free to flip through a George Town Festival booklet while you rest.

All together, there are six new chairs to discover in conjunction of George Town Festival's 'The Chair'. One can be found at Khoo’s Garden on Lebuh Pantai (near the De Moonlight Garden) and Wooden Chairs @ Ora Tonu (on the Dewan Sri Pinang compound). For more info on 'The Chairs', check out our event listing or you can hunt down for these chairs with The Chairs' full map.