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Laser-cut Office Desk by ou8nrtist2 Laser-cut Office Desk by ou8nrtist2
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.
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marick626 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
The only problem I see is that the left side of the desk is unusable due to not be able to put your legs under it.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
that's so cool, I would totally use a desk like that it's so funky!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional
Thank you Lyn...
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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pinballwitch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Very cool :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional
Thank you Witch...
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SleyTheDent Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Very nice
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional
Thank you Jonnie.
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :iconflowerthnxplz:
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional
Thank you for your kind compliments.
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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. ;)
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pooja13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
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 ...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional
Thank you Pooja...
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RavishingJane Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
wow, that's fantastic!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional
Thank you Jane...
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007   Photographer
you make these scraps look so good
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional
Much practice Grasshopper...
But thank you.
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Photographer
=)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional
90% of my work is from recycled metals...
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Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
INcredible creation
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional
Thank you kindly...
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rakhyvel Featured By Owner May 17, 2007   Traditional Artist
sort of reminds me of IKEA, and I like IKEA :D great job and clean design! two thumbs up
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional
IKEA drives me crazy,
Because they offer such great designs but for such low prices...LOL
I just can't compete...
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rakhyvel Featured By Owner May 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
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? :)
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Professional
That name rings a bell,
I may have had words with her.Either way I'll check her out.
Fully half my pieces are made from recycled scrap metal.
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You have spoken to her before, that's why I mentioned her :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional
Yes,
She facilitates her husbands metal work right ?
I remember(sort of). A dragon head...
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Correct.
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Atellix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
This is STUNNING! If you're still around in a couple of years after I get a decent job and buy a nice house (it might be a while yet), I would certainly get you to make one for me! :clap: FANTASTIC JOB!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional
Atellix,
Thanks for the compliments.
No matter where I'm at, you'll always be able to reach me through my commercial website:
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Twitching Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
This is wonderful! Bravo for reusing things and turning them into something so awesome.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Professional
Thank you , thank you,
Fully half my metal pieces are from recycled scrap...
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aneesah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Coolest office desk I've ever seen! :D 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?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional
Aneesah,
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.
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aneesah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, I see. It's no problem, the pic's still clear enough to show the cut-outs and general idea of the desk. :D

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.
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azsammaiski Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
genius design!!!!!! I love it /I'm a toy designer and I think that you're works are very very good ....mostly the idea!/
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional
Azsammaiski,
Thank you so much.
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talyra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
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 ^^;
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional
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.
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talyra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Wow...
you have a major headstart on the "recycling" contest already then ;)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional
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...
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talyra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
:giggle: Well, that and your goddamn talent. ;)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional
HEhehehehh(twirls mustache while cackling)
That got a rise out of her...
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talyra Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
...damn. :paranoid:
(nice 'tache, by the way)
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cloistering Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
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.
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