The idea of taking found objects and transforming them into something new and useful is not novel. It's Boris Bally's elegant execution that makes his work seem more thoughtful than clever and more chic than cute.
Road signs have long adorned adolescent bedrooms and dormitory walls. There is an innate rebelliousness about them. They're gritty, bright and government property, which begs the question, "How exactly did you get that sign?" And, even though you probably found the sign in your grandmother's basement, it's still an opportunity to conjure up stories of late night theft and general badassness.
These designs, by Boris Bally, have the same defiant appeal with added intrigue for more mature admirers. The fascination extends beyond the acquisition of the materials to the craftsmanship of the construction and the function of the design.
Images: Boris Bally's Online Portfolio