‘binary collection’ : recycled computer component furniture by benjamin rollins caldwell
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spending countless hours sifting through thrift stores, antique stores, abandoned warehouses and salvage yards, south carolina-based artist benjamin rollins caldwell has compiled a vast array of obsolete computer equipment and electronic components for ‘binary collection’ at design miami 2013. presented by industry gallery washinton DC & los angeles, the series of bespoke furniture pieces have been completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, LED screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. ‘everything is 100% recycled from computers that have been reclaimed from schools and offices that are getting rid of their equipment,’ rollins caldwell explains to designboom. to create the skeleton of each form, old PC towers have been riveted and bent together using the discarded metal.

 

 

benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture
‘binary low table’
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

‘binary chair’
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

‘binary chair’
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

‘binary coffee table’
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

lady gaga with benjamin rollins caldwell in the ‘binary room’
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benjamin rollins caldwell explains his binary collection at design miami

 

 

benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

detail of the components used for the ‘binary low table’
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

‘binary low table’ detail
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benjamin rollins caldwell's recycled computer furniture

wires used for the ‘binary chair’
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