What is the value of money?
Amarist studio crosses the line between Art and Design with one of their most provocative creations: “Too much?” table. This functional sculpture seeks to provoke a deep thought on the viewer about the volatility of money.
“An euro bill by itself is a mere tinted paper representing a figure; 20, 50, 100 … and has no more value than the time invested to get it. We just seek to exchange it for a desired object or experience”
Out of this meditation we created our unique project “Too much?”. A piece of art transformed into an original dining table made of a glass cube containing partially burnt 50 €uro bills and with a thin biofuel flame rising above its surface. Where the artist reproduced meticulously banknotes from paper using a hyper-realistic technique, and simulated the effect of the burning fire sculpting and petrifying ashes with resin.
Year of Design: 2014
Edition: 7 + 2AP
Highlights: Work of art that combines drawing, painting and sculpture.
Introduced inside an armoured cube that becomes the structure of the table.
Arts and Techniques: Hyperrealism drawing and sculpturing, woodwork, glasswork and metal work.
Materials: Paper, paint, glass, metal, carbon fibre and gold platted brass.
There are two versions for the top pyramid: Sculpture made out of ashes, or option to set the pyramid on a controlled decorative fire.
Height to table top: 74 cm / 29.1 in
Total height: 91.5 cm / 36 in
Total table length: 140 cm / 55.1 in
Total table width: 140 cm / 55.1 in
Weight: 250 kg / 551 lb approximately.