amarist studio combusts money for 'too much? II' coffee table
amarist studio combusts money for 'too much? II' coffee table
oct 28, 2016

amarist studio combusts money for 'too much? II' coffee table


when design speaks about money..


barcelona-based amarist studio, alongside alejandro monge, presents its latest functional creation within the ‘too much?’ series — an artwork that reflects on the ‘volatility of money and its true value’, as described by the designers. the piece consists of a concrete structure and a glass urn holding a pyramid of fifty euro bills. ‘too much? II’ captures the moment of combustion of the money, highlighted by a real flame that burns at the top of the pile.

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‘too much? II’ coffee table



amarist studio and alejandro monge‘s collaborative design has led to a generous coffee table, with great visual power and an ability to stimulate the thoughts of the viewer. surprisingly, the money, ashes and concrete are not real; everything has been done with sculpting resins, paint and paper.


‘one of the most interesting things of this piece is, in fact, to see the different reactions (…)on people, depending on their culture and background’, explains amarist studio.

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the concrete, ashes and money are just imitations of the real materials

amarist studio too much? II coffee table deisgnboom
close up: a pile of 50 euro bills

amarist studio too much? II coffee table deisgnboom
a clear visibility of the ‘pyramid’ from all angles

amarist studio too much? II coffee table deisgnboom
a functional artwork that makes one think…

amarist studio too much? II coffee table deisgnboom
overview of the coffee table



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom


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