Stationary stationery: street furniture as office supplies

By Sydney Luntz for The Guardian

During National Stationery Week earlier this month, Neal Whittington, the founder of the cult London stationery shop Present & Correct, went on an online quest to find images of oversized art related to pens, pencils and erasers in the style of the artist Claes Oldenburg.

Rather than just finding images of sculptures, he discovered public furniture inspired by office equipment: paperclip bike racks in Washington DC, a keyboard seating area in Russia, an eraser bench in Prague. “I like that these everyday objects have been blown up, but the form hasn’t changed and they obtain entirely new functions,” he says.

“They’re eye-catching, they’re humorous: they make your day-to-day a little bit more enjoyable.”

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