Stunningly beautiful boxes are made from old circuit boards

Marquetry is a centuries-old art, but it's almost always created using contrasting strips of fine wood veneer. New York based artist Theo Kamecke puts a beautiful spin on this process, by using the patterns contained in old printed circuit boards as his raw material.

Kamecke uses the board's squiggly metal traces the same way a wood artists uses the grain in the wood veneer, cutting and matching up mirror image pairs to create the gorgeous patterns.

In addition to the boxes, Kamecke has also created larger works including cabinets and chests.

This certainly seems like a much better use for old tech than filling up landfills on the other side of the world.

Theo Kamecke, via Wired

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