Interior design is constantly changing. Trends come and go, styles go from one direction to another. Sometimes we might prefer a contemporary design, while other times a classic one speaks to us. Depending on the style we prefer, this intriguing table will cause different reactions: awe, intrigue, bewilderment or even confusion.
Called “Too Much?,” this table was designed by furniture design company Atelier Amarist who collaborated with Spanish artist Alejandro Monge. Their aim was to create a dining table made of money, while at the same time blending contemporary art and design. Moreover, despite its elaborate look, the table loses none of its practicality.
The table is made of two surfaces and a glass cube place between them. The cube contains partially burnt Euro notes. In addition, to make its design even more unique, the “Too Much” table also has a “thin bio-fuel flame rising above its surface”. The bills have been meticulously hand drawn by the artist. They have also been coated with resin for preservation. Alejandro Monge made sure to pay much attention to details, making the bills look as if they were being burned during that very instant. He did so by gluing and coloring each bit of paper.
“The most complicated part of the process was to simulate the effect of burnt paper eaten by flames never using fire to achieve it,” the artist explained.
The designers wanted to create a table that would encourage introspection. The viewers would be compelled to think about the value of time, money and people. “A note is a dyed piece of paper that represents a number, 10, 20, 50 dollars, yens, euros. A figure that we exchange in order to acquire something wanted. A figure that within itself has no more value than the one given to the job or the time traded,” added Monge.
What do you think about this unique piece? Would you like to add the “Too Much” table in your house?
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