Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, ‘Spineless Low Table’, 2012, Industry Gallery
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, ‘Spineless Low Table’, 2012, Industry Gallery

The bright colors of the book spines and the brass upholstery nails become the focal point for this low table as the metallic printed words on the book spines get lost in the Mondrian inspired pattern created by the materials. The low table features four internal compartments finished in a red stained oak and high gloss black lacquer.

About Benjamin Rollins Caldwell

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.

American, b. 1983, based in Inman, South Carolina

Solo Shows on Artsy

Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Industry Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

WIDE OPEN, Miller Gallery Charleston, Charleston
Industry Gallery at Gwangju Design Bienalle, Industry Gallery, Los Angeles