The Water Tower Chair.

New York City’s Design Week kicks off tomorrow, and one of the items that will be featured is “The Water Tower Chair” from Bellboy. The chair is constructed from old growth California Redwood that are reclaimed timbers of a New York City Water Tower.

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The chair will be auctioned off as part of The 12×12 Show which features 12 woodworkers that were each selected to create a piece from the historical timbers of one of twelve different New York City sites. The proceeds from the auction go to benefit woodworking education for the non-profit Brooklyn Woods.

The Water Tower Chair is absolutely beautiful. Fluid lines, combined with the deep rich tones of antique redwood. The chair feels so solid yet almost floats above the floor on thin dark legs that seem to visually recede beneath the chair seat.