skateboard louis XIV is a 300 year-old oak log on wheels skateboard louis XIV is a 300 year-old oak log on wheels
nov 21, 2016

skateboard louis XIV is a 300 year-old oak log on wheels

 

dedicated to the cultures of surfing and skateboarding, french art gallery boom-art introduces its latest limited edition: the skateboard ‘louis XIV‘. this unique object is made out of a 300 year-old oak block salvaged from a seventeenth century french church structure — bringing together two distinct eras into one product.   

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the wooden log originates from a 300 year old oak rescued from an 1800s french church  

 

 

looking at the skateboard ‘louis XIV’, the choice of its name might seem surprising to the public: according to boom-art, this product actually serves as a table or bench with wheels — hence the allusion to a skateboard. for this exclusive collection, only five ‘skateboards’ were produced — constituting the full beam of the wodden block. thanks to the oak’s natural state, each copy is unique in its overall texture and shape. 

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the ‘louis XIV’ skateboard can be used as a home furniture — either as a table or chair with wheels 

 

 

finally, remembering one of france’s historic seventeenth century rulers, the 300-year old skateboard comes with a medal of the ‘sun king’ or ‘roi soleil’ — known in fact as louis XIV

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a ‘sun king’ french medal is placed on each board

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boom-art only produced five models for the ‘louis XIV’ limited edition

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the edition of five is made out of the full oak beam  

 

 

project info: 

 

description: model ‘louis XIV’, edition of five
production: made in france
length: 40 cm – 16 “
width: 24 cm – 9.45 “
height: 28 cm – 11 “
weight: 20 kg

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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