Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Objet d'Arte: Red Bull Style

If you've ever dreamed of owning a piece of a Formula 1 car, you're in luck.  If you've ever dreamed of owning a piece of a Formula 1 car that has been turned into a piece of art, you'll be ecstatic.  But, if what you really wanted was for that piece of art to be a functional object as well, then you're about to experience nirvana.

Red Bull Racing has announced a project that is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  Behold...

That my friends, is a lamp made from different gear elements from a Red Bull gearbox.  They point out that these elements spin at over 18,000 RPM when in use.  But there's more!  Salt and pepper anyone?



Another part of the gear box, filters this time, turned into nifty condiment dispensers, held in place by a beautifully machined segment of a carbon disk pad (not shown in this image).   Those are all will and nice, but check out this piece; an end table with a chromed, polished header.

These truly are beautiful objects, but there are several more to see, each more beautiful than the next.  Curiously, they don't mention the price of these pieces, but their used parts, so they can't be that much.  Right?  Take a walk on over to their Racing Gold site, and enjoy the catalog.

1 comment:

  1. That's not nirvana! That's nerdvana! MmmmmMMMMMmm. Yeah! :)

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