4M wooden computer artifacts
4M wooden computer artifacts
mar 30, 2012

4M wooden computer artifacts

‘4M’ PC artifact by love hultén

designed by swedish design student love hultén (lars hansson), ‘4M’ is a small wooden PC artifact and computer monitor. the lightly steampunk aesthetic includes among its design influences HAL9000 of stanley kubrick’s ‘2001: a space odyssey’, for what hultén describes as a ‘semi-organic’ look that bridges the boundary between technology and nature.

the front panel of the CPU case is composed of walnut lumber, featuring a ball handle joystick and brass window with magnifying lens that looks in on the CPU cooler inside. likewise of walnut, the minimalist computer monitor stand is constructed with brass nuts and bolts; adjustable via a tilting mount and cord.

4M wooden computer artifacts detail view

4M wooden computer artifacts detail on light

4M wooden computer artifacts front view

4M wooden computer artifacts rear view

4M wooden computer artifacts matching computer monitor

4M wooden computer artifacts detail

  • I don’t like the printed conductors on the boxes; they’re worse than useless. But the general idea is very appealing. Moreover, atmospheric carbon can be sunk more effectively by making lasting artifacts from the wood of replaced trees than by leaving trees to grow indefinitely and then just rot. (Trees, like stalks of wheat, are not actually inhabited by dryads.)

  • so epic, please produce them I will buy.

    Peter S.
  • Hmm, whilst they look pretty, not so sure about these. The wooden HAL feels rather like the Doctor Who WWII Daleks … they looked like they were friendlier, but turned out to be just as deadly. And how does that computer case handle the heat from the CPU?


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