Mark Chai rescues abandoned metal objects
from hospitals, scrap metal yards, and road
sides to create beautiful, functional furniture.
|"Wok & Roll" is what
Mark calls this space age shelving system.
The hull is a found street lamp housing
that looks like either a giant wok or
an Apollo space capsule. It is fitted
with two wooden shelves, held together
on a tripod constructed of stainless
steel rods once used to hold IV bags.
One of a kind.
|"Wok & Roll"
41" diameter, 52" high
|This table is made of
construction remnant drainage culvert
and oriented strand board. Included is
a stainless steel, round unfitted drawer,
made from an industrial stainless steel
filter, that holds 85 CDs.
28" diameter, 29" high
|The top of this table
is from found plastic, cut into a parallelogram.
The stainless steel drawer once was a
sterilizer for surgical instruments.
|Custom designed furniture
includes the "Cutting Edge" magazine
rack, commissioned by The Contemporary
Museum cafe. It's made from found steel,
two wooden chair backs, and an old axe
Mark found under his house.
Edge" magazine rack
steel, wooden chair backs, found
at The Contemporary Museum cafe
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