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David Roentgen_Berlin Secretary Cabinet_Rolltop Desk

The innovative talents of David Roentgen and his inventive European furniture making. This work features finely worked marquetry panels combined with ingenious mechanisms using weights and springs, which with just the press of a button or turn of a key can activate the opening of adjacent doors, popping-out of drawers, hidden niches and secret mirrors. These objects seem almost to turn themselves inside out. Furniture as art is nothing new but this work embraces cabinetmaking, painting, sculpture, architecture and mechanics.

To see his furniture in action, use these links…Berlin secretary cabinet, Rolltop desk. Best viewed in full screen.

 

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An amazingly intricate and complex kinetic sculpture by Scott Weaver, Rolling Through the Bay stands 9 feet tall (2.7m) and uses 100,000 toothpicks from around the world. Scott says 'I always had a dream that I would build the world's largest toothpick sculpture. It's not, but none of the others have ping pong balls that roll through the landmark neighbourhoods and historical locations of San Francisco'. Scott estimates the project has taken over 3,000 hours and he only uses one brand of glue, Elmer’s.

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