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1272 Refractions, 2012

Stainless Steel, Test Tubes, Baby Oil, Rubber Grommets, Acrylic Paint, LEDs
72 × 36 × 8 in
182.9 × 91.4 × 20.3 cm
About the work

1272 test tubes penetrate through a stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. …

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1272 test tubes penetrate through a stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. Every test tube cap (very back of test tube) is painted a different color. Each test tube is filled with baby oil, and when lit the colors at the back of the test tube refract to the very front of the test tube when the …

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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

1272 test tubes penetrate through a stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. …

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1272 test tubes penetrate through a stainless steel box, held securely in place by rubber grommets. Every test tube cap (very back of test tube) is painted a different color. Each test tube is filled with baby oil, and when lit the colors at the back of the test tube refract to the very front of the test tube when the …

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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.

1272 Refractions, 2012

Stainless Steel, Test Tubes, Baby Oil, Rubber Grommets, Acrylic Paint, LEDs
72 × 36 × 8 in
182.9 × 91.4 × 20.3 cm
Other works by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell