Functional Shelves and Tables Built From Fallen South American Trees (11 pics)




“Bilbao (Tree Shelf)” Artist and designer  Sebastian Errazuriz allows natural form to dictate his furniture design, building shelves and tables that conform to the tree structures that inspire his work. Highlighting the tree’s shape as focal point, Errazuriz keeps his designs simple, placing only thin panes of glass to add the functionality needed for shelves or tabletops. The trees he incorporates into his designs are sourced from forests in South America, readapting their fallen branches while keeping the integrity of trees’ original shape (like the root system seen in his Tree Table below). Although Errazuriz’s designs tend to be minimal, he is also fond of adding a dash of the absurd. “It’s important to me that a project consist of just a little twist,” he said, “because I ultimately want people to see the obvious, the everyday differently.” The Chilean artist received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University and is currently based in New York City. Errazuriz is represented by Cristina Grajales Gallery and Salon94 . You can see more images of his work on his Facebook  and Instagram . (via My Modern Met )

Functional Shelves and Tables Built From Fallen South American Trees

“Bilbao (Tree Shelf)”

“Bilbao (Tree Shelf)”

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail

“Metamorphosis Shelf,” carved wood, 2010 , 56 3?4” x 127” x 14 1?2”, edition of 12

“Metamorphosis Shelf,” carved wood, 2010 , 56 3?4” x 127” x 14 1?2”, edition of 12

“Metamorphosis Shelf,” carved wood, 2010 , 56 3?4” x 127” x 14 1?2”, edition of 12

“Metamorphosis Shelf,” carved wood, 2010 , 56 3?4” x 127” x 14 1?2”, edition of 12

“The Tree Coffee Table,” native wood, stainless steel and glass

“The Tree Coffee Table,” native wood, stainless steel and glass

“The Tree Coffee Table,” native wood, stainless steel and glass

“The Tree Coffee Table,” native wood, stainless steel and glass

“The Tree Table,” native wood, stainless steel, and glass, 150”x50”x30”

“The Tree Table,” native wood, stainless steel, and glass, 150”x50”x30”

“The Tree Table,” native wood, stainless steel, and glass, 150”x50”x30”

“The Tree Table,” native wood, stainless steel, and glass, 150”x50”x30”

In a series of videos posted to YouTube, engineer Aliaksei Zholner demonstrates a miniscule V8 engin

In a series of videos posted to YouTube, engineer Aliaksei Zholner demonstrates a miniscule V8 engine he designed that is built completely from paper (with minor bits of scotch tape to prevent friction). The engine is so tiny it fits inside the plastic container found inside a Kinder egg. In the the videos Zholner demonstrates the progress of the engine coming together over several months, and the latest clip posted this weekend incorporates a paper throttle that effectively controls the speed of the little whirring device using compressed air. You can also see his wildly popular model v6 engine from last year.




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