SEEN IN VANCOUVER #492 | Making Sense Of The Abandoned Alley Chairs Of East Van

This gallery of Alley Chairs can be found in our new HOODS section. It was curated by Nicole Arnett, an invaluable friend to Scout. It documents (invents) the dramas that explain the abandoned alleyway chairs and sofas of East Van.

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ALLEY CHAIRS #2: A Love Letter To The Abandoned Seating That Lives Among Us

Seldom does one find a Vancouver alleyway that doesn’t showcase the story of some abandoned chair…

What I like here is the fact that this thing is most likely part of a set of 6 to 8 earth-toned, textured velour, and TASSELED dining chairs. It’s sort of the seating equivalent of a mullet; sensible 90′s neutral in the front, sassy and swingy do-dad accessories in the back. The former owners decorated with a lot of dried flowers in brass vases and drank their Wolf Blass chardonnay out of painted novelty wine glasses.

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Nicole Arnett is a local business woman, semi-professional eater and an enthusiastic collector of both lovely and ridiculous things. Should you ever find yourself driving behind her, be prepared for sudden stops if abandoned chairs are in the vicinity. If see any good ones around town, snap a photo and note the location before sending it to alleychair@gmail.com. There’s a family of them growing at alleychairs.tumblr.com.

ALLEY CHAIRS #1: A Love Letter To The Abandoned Seating That Lives Among Us

December 21, 2012 

Spotted in an alley off Commercial Drive near 5th…

(knock knock knock)

“Hey guys? Guys it’s me. I locked myself out again! C’mon guys….seriously it’s cold out – just open the door. Guys?! GUUUYYS!!!”

(KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK)

Oh Carl…will you ever learn?

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Nicole Arnett is a local business woman, semi-professional eater and an enthusiastic collector of both lovely and ridiculous things. Should you ever find yourself driving behind her, be prepared for sudden stops if abandoned chairs are in the vicinity. If see any good ones around town, snap a photo and note the location before sending it to alleychair@gmail.com. There’s a family of them growing at alleychairs.tumblr.com.