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Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs has designed Binary furniture collection using pallets of obsolete computers and electronics that were collecting dust in a local warehouse. The furniture collection includes a chair, an armchair and a low table. In designer’s words, “The Understructure for both the Binary Chair 01 and Binary Chair 02 are made from the outdated industrial printer which was disassembled and then riveted together and bent to the proper form. The surfaces of the chairs are completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, LCD screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws.
The chair also has an interactive quality as the hard drive disks can be spun, the telephone keys and other buttons can be pressed, and the antennae raised and adjusted. The Binary Chair 01 also has a glass panel showing the inside of the chair which can be revealed by removing the back seat cushion.
The Cushion Cover for the Binary Chair 01 is constructed from computer ribbon cables which have been weaved together.
The seating surface for the Binary Chair 02 is composed of Ethernet cables which have been stripped down to the wires and then weaved in a slightly random configuration in order to complement the chair. The wires are held in place at the sides of the seat by grounding wire clamps.
The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together and bent to the proper form. The surface is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, led screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. The glass from the table was salvaged from an abandoned warehouse.”