Benjamin Rollins Caldwell is interested in what happens to electronics when they die. The designer was walking through an old warehouse when he came upon a hodgepodge of obsolete computers, calculators, telephones, and printers, and decided to take the pallets back to his studio.
His vision producedThe Binary Collection, a line of furniture made out of up-cycled, disposed electronics that shows us how much e-waste we actually produce.
The understructure of each piece is made of computer towers and sheet metal from printers that are bent to the proper form and riveted together. The surface of each piece is completely covered with colorful motherboards, computer chips, LCD screens, and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. I
n the chairs, the cushions are made from woven together ribbon cable and ethernet cables, and the tables have a functional surface made of salvaged glass above the base.
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