Steal This Chair, Please…The Results.

A few weeks ago I wrote Steal this Chair, Please about an experiment by Blu Dot design and their agency Mono to see if people would “steal” chairs left on the streets of New York.

The results of the campaign were summarized yesterday in this interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal.

The purpose of the campaign was to put into practice Blu Dot’s philosophy of having great design reach as many people as possible.

Steal this Chair, Please.

chairMono (of Minneapolis) have created an unusual campaign for Client Blu Dot design.

They are putting 25 “Real Good Chairs” in key locations in Manhattan and hoping people will steal them.

That’s because each chair contains a GPS tracking device and has it’s own Twitter feed which link to the website.

The pick-ups are being filmed cloak and dagger style by a camera crew hidden in a van.

You can literally follow the journey of these chairs as they make there way through Manhattan and beyond (one, not surprisingly, has already ended up in Park Slope).

It’s gotten some interesting initial press including this piece in Fast Company.

Cool premise. It will be fun to see how it plays out.

That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?

What do you think of this campaign?