Gallery: BRC Designs’ Binary Table-01 is Made Entirely From Vintage Cir...


If you have a soft spot for vintage circuitry then you’ll love these spectacular tables made from outdated electronics. Designed by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs, the Binary Collection is a fusion of what Caldwell describes as “mid-century modern architectural philosophies” and material-inspired design innovation. This geek-chic piece is dubbed the BNR01110100, 011000010110, 001001101100, 01100101-01, or more simply, the Binary Table 01.

The base of BRC’s binary table has been fashioned from computer towers that have been riveted together, and the surfaces have been completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, LCD screens, and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. The glass from the table was salvaged from an abandoned warehouse, and for an extra bit of analog fun you can spin the hard drives by hand, press the telephone keys and other buttons, and many other pieces can be rotated or slid around.

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  2. anothervoice April 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Ugly. Unnecessary. A pain in the arse to keep dusted. Had to add plates of glass to provide even marginal utility. And I guarantee if you should stub your foot on it during a mid-night run to the fridge, it’s going off the terrace as far as you can fling it. With any luck your unit fronts on an alley and the dumpster is exactly fifteen stories below.

    Just because you have an idea doesn’t make it automatically a GOOD idea, even IF it took you a long time to come up WITH the idea.

  3. geezfools April 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    that thing is pretty ugly. Cool way to reuse, but still ugly

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