I found a broken-down frame of an Ikea “Poang” armchair, in an alley behind Queen and Spadina streets, Toronto. There were lots of posters on the telephone poles, so here’s what happened:
A photo of this Postered Poang chair has been featured on the IKEA Hackers website. However I am not sure if the actual chair still exists.
Last week I left the chair next to the giant thimble (a public sculpture) at Spadina & Richmond Streets, just around the corner from the alleyway where I originally found the chair frame.
A day later someone tweeted about this artwork still being free for the taking. I have heard nothing since then, so either someone took it home, or it became victim to a thunderstorm or a trash collector. As an artist friend always says, “Art is ephemeral.”