Soho Furniture Company Gives Away Tweeting Chairs

11/04/2009 2:41 PM |

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment

It’s like the Trojan Horse for street-combing interior decorators: Today and tomorrow the furniture design store Blu Dot of Soho is baiting the sidewalks of New York City with 25 of the shop’s trademark chairs (pictures). They’re free to take, if you can find them, but there’s a catch. Many of them are equipped with GPS tracking devices, so that anybody can follow the chairs’ journeys on Google Maps from Blu Dot’s website for the project: The Real Good Experiment.

Cooler still, one of the chairs has a Twitter account, and will be tweeting its travels around the city as it searches for a home. 20-some minutes ago it was at the Met, but earlier today it was in the Meatpacking District (pictured)—it’s also posting photos of itself posing wherever it stops around the city to the Real Good Experiment Flickr photostream. Damn those chairs are tech-savvy, maybe a little too savvy… (Curbed)