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1089 Abrasions, 2012

Polished Stainless Steel, Test Tubes, Acrylic Paint, Rubber Grommets
48 × 48 × 8 in
121.9 × 121.9 × 20.3 cm
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1089 test tubes penetrate through a polished stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber …

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1089 test tubes penetrate through a polished stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. Each test tube is filled with a different color acrylic paint, then sand blasted to a frosted finish. 1089 Abrasions is part of a series of test tube wall pieces in which each piece is named after the chemical …

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Design/Decorative Art
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
American, b. 1983
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Dubbed “the re-inventor”, designer and founder of BRC Designs Benjamin Rollins Caldwell creates furniture from both traditional and unconventional materials—from wood, metal, glass, plastic, and stone, to playing cards, defunct pianos, reclaimed computer parts, books, bottle caps, and children’s toys. Caldwell sources materials from thrift and antique stores, and junk yards, and has said, “sometimes the objects I discover simply inspire an overall design idea, and other times the objects actually become the raw material for the piece.” His “binary collection”, which garnered attention recently when Lady Gaga featured one of Caldwell’s chairs on the cover of her ArtPop album, incorporates motherboards, computer chips, and LED screens. Other designs have included a lamp composed of recycled piano keys, and a chair and table made from copper piping.

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About the work

1089 test tubes penetrate through a polished stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber …

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1089 test tubes penetrate through a polished stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. Each test tube is filled with a different color acrylic paint, then sand blasted to a frosted finish. 1089 Abrasions is part of a series of test tube wall pieces in which each piece is named after the chemical …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
American, b. 1983
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Dubbed “the re-inventor”, designer and founder of BRC Designs Benjamin Rollins Caldwell creates furniture from both traditional and unconventional materials—from wood, metal, glass, plastic, and stone, to playing cards, defunct pianos, reclaimed computer parts, books, bottle caps, and children’s toys. Caldwell sources materials from thrift and antique stores, and junk yards, and has said, “sometimes the objects I discover simply inspire an overall design idea, and other times the objects actually become the raw material for the piece.” His “binary collection”, which garnered attention recently when Lady Gaga featured one of Caldwell’s chairs on the cover of her ArtPop album, incorporates motherboards, computer chips, and LED screens. Other designs have included a lamp composed of recycled piano keys, and a chair and table made from copper piping.

1089 Abrasions, 2012

Polished Stainless Steel, Test Tubes, Acrylic Paint, Rubber Grommets
48 × 48 × 8 in
121.9 × 121.9 × 20.3 cm
Other works by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell