Tiny steel sculptures.
January 14, 2007 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Sam Buxton designs cute sculptures that fold-out from flat pieces of stainless steel.
posted by econous (16 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Cool post. So nice. I love Peter Buxton's art.

One can buy his Mikro gems and they're quite affordable. This is my favorite and it's only 7 pounds (guess that's about 15 bucks or so).

I wonder if his work was inspired by Peter Callesen's paper masterpieces?
posted by nickyskye at 8:58 AM on January 14, 2007

Excellent thanks econous. And thanks for the Callesen linky nickyskye - I was trying to find it and couldn't think of the right search term. I guess the metal work is more difficult.
posted by peacay at 9:10 AM on January 14, 2007

These are excellent! My favorite, so far, is this one. I wonder if he'll do a recumbent sometime?

By the way, the MikroWorld site is pretty cool and kind of fun to explore.
posted by fenriq at 9:11 AM on January 14, 2007

thanks! I'd seen (and loved) this guys' work but had no idea who he was - much obliged for the post, econus.
posted by jonson at 9:48 AM on January 14, 2007

You're right fenriq, the MikroWorld site is cool. Here's a pic of Sam Buxton from another fun site to explore.
posted by nickyskye at 9:50 AM on January 14, 2007

Reminds me of Chris Ware's stuff, somehow.
posted by lekvar at 10:39 AM on January 14, 2007

These tiny steel sculptures will no doubt be the highlight of the spring Argos catalogue.
posted by Flashman at 10:42 AM on January 14, 2007

I'd seen these in a cute little boutique in our gayborhood. They are sold in little credit-card-like packages that you fold out. I don't know that I'd buy one because they are so small and fragile, but they look like fun little conversation pieces.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:53 AM on January 14, 2007

posted by miss lynnster at 11:07 AM on January 14, 2007

Another designer who makes playful furniture/art that reminds me of the papercut look of MikroWorld figures is Tord Boontje's work, especially the lamps.
posted by nickyskye at 12:43 PM on January 14, 2007

The paper cutting art is impressive - the metal work is off the scale.
posted by Cranberry at 1:34 PM on January 14, 2007

I was reminded of Peter Callesen's work as well, I actually wanted to post his site a little while ago but it had already been posted.
posted by econous at 2:01 PM on January 14, 2007

I figure it's all done with lasers.
posted by localroger at 2:06 PM on January 14, 2007

Frickin' lasers in fact.

I am very impressed by these. It keys in on my love for precision metal working and my fascination with sculpture.

Super-cool stuff all around.
posted by quin at 5:43 PM on January 14, 2007

How can you buy them in the US? I am looking for a funky b-day gift for a friend, and this would be perfect!
posted by WaterSprite at 6:07 PM on January 15, 2007

It's achieved by a process of photo chemical milling, which is used in the electronics and medical industries.

WaterSprite, he delivers to the US.
posted by econous at 3:10 PM on January 16, 2007

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