The base of this desk is made in 2 parts from industrial scrap,3/8 inch thick steel plate rolled and welded. When multiple parts are cut from the same sheet ,these are the perforated plates that are left over from the manufacturing process.
I am not going to re do all the "wow's" because it has already been said. This is a wonderful idea and your a master of your craft. I thought that it was a replication of a desk i had seen in a movie (cant remember which one) but realized that it was original. Beautiful.
All that said, i would love to be allowed to feature this on my group - Recycle - your-world - due to the fact that this is exemplifies exactly what our group should/could aspire to. Please, if its all the same to you, could you click the happy "approval" button to share this?
i tend to speak what i know to be true in my heart, and your work is exceptional and note worthy. And to be quite frank, i find your work more appealing towards my ideal of functional "high" art and something to continue to watch as you excel in your skill and ideas.
great work i am an admirer of people who work out wonders from waste and scrapes .. being a interior designer i do have a lot of ply and other material wastes on my site . i try an use them n turn them into lamps and other artifacts or wall panels .. when i see the kind of work u did it inspires me even more to come up with new ideas .. ur work is out standing simply loved it ...
hehe, maybe you could contact them and sell them your designs, over here in Sweden they have that kind of stuff going on for artist now, they buy paintings and reproduce them on different scales and such and sell them cheap, great art for low prices, maybe they could do the same for you?
You wouldn't think that scrap could look so good would you? At first look I thought that was an abstract design cut into the metal, but when I read the description I was even more impressed that it was in fact a scrap piece. I always admire folks who use scrap metal and turn it into something new. People like you and misskitten66's fella
Coolest office desk I've ever seen! Works like this were what made me interested in becoming an industrial designer (or something similar to it), but there aren't many scholarships for this design field ... so now I'm gonna be an architect instead.
Forgive me for mentioning this, but is it just me or is the picture slightly pixelated, compressed?
You're so right. That photo is pixelated. It's an old image and scanned with an inferior machine at too low a resolution.The desk is sold and gone long ago so I can't reshoot... I tried to revive the image but as you see it seems to be damaged beyond repair.
Architecture is an honorable field and perhaps a good resolve for your interest in design. You can always do object design on the side.Look what Frank Ghery has done...
You have some natural talent with drawing. Don't ever give that up. Most Architecture programs stress linear designs and computer modeling. Often any thread of organic is lost or sublimated,but it is those very elements that make a space feel "natural" and inviting.
I hope you can reject that trend. One thing which will keep you grounded in the real and not float off into the theoretical ether is a FIRM foundation in materials.Frank Lloyd Wright ,though dated, is a classic example of materials driven design. And of course you have a long and varied history of marvelous architecture in and around your country from ancient classical sites and examples to modern day skyscrapers that reitterate your nations cultural past.Good luck to you and thank you for your comments.
Ah, I see. It's no problem, the pic's still clear enough to show the cut-outs and general idea of the desk.
Thanks for your advice, Architecture seems like quite a wide field, some programmes in different universities focus more on history or theory while others are conceptual-design stuff. I hope to learn as much as possible about the whole thing, and I've always had the understanding that the principles of design, stuff I'll learn, could be applied to more than just buildings and structures.
Wow, what a fantastically original and inventive bit of design and creation. It has such an impact, no-one who walked into an office with this in could fail to be impressed. A "boss' desk" for certain.
Though if I was working at this I'd be forever poking things through those holes... simple things
Thank you talyra,
Fully 80% of my work is made from recycled metal.I've developed many fantastic resources from the industrial world over the last 20 years. I always take a good shot of whatever I make from the "contributors"scrap and give them a poster. This sort of ingratiates myself to them and in a small way gives them a token of appreciation.In turn they call me when something of an unusual nature appears in their scrap bins.
I saw that posted this morning but no,they require a NEW piece to be made for the contest. It's possible I'll have a figure done I'm working on,and Rodin is my number one guy,but still,I feel almost as if it's an unfair advantage...
Great concept! Love the application of these recycled industrial parts, the 'left-over' pieces of commercial processes always held special fascination for me as well. Beautiful execution of the design as well, well worth doing it yourself to get it done right.