Looking for a conversation piece? Then you should think outside of the box, or should I say, “inside of the box”? At least this is what the designer Charly Molinelli just did. The $13,500 Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table was custom-created for an affluent auto fan — turning a crashed F40 Ferrari into a work of art. With only 1,315 F40s produced, this coffee table is an ultra-rare curiosity.
This is what Charly Molinelli had to say about the coffee table and its creation: “It was hard to find a Ferrari that had been crashed hard enough for it to be completely written off. As you can imagine it does not happen every day. But with a lot of luck, we did find a garage which had one that we and the customer approved of. It was just right. I decided to build it myself with recovered materials, including various woods, some cement, paint and of course varnish.” He continues: “Putting parts of the wreck of a crashed Ferrari into a coffee table design is like a dead hero placed into a coffin.” That made me laugh and wonder how far we go to make certain statement in this very material world.
What do you think of this “Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table”? Would you pay $13,500 for it? Is it Cool or Fool?
Life from the dead. Really?
You need to have the “vision”.
The creation of the base for the coffee table.
A luxurious touch.
Displaying the crashed Ferrari.
It looks great in a contemporary place like this one. Italian furniture should be mandatory here.
Take a look at the splashes of black paint.
Would you find a place in your home for this “art”?
Some people probably would think it’s very sexy, some would think it’s a turn off. After all, who would think of displaying a crashed car in the middle of their living room?
Red & Black
The final product.
I think this is a more masculine piece. Many man would love to have it in the middle of their living room or office.
Is this a “powerful” piece to be displayed or just a bit pathetic? Some consider it art but for some it is just a piece of “junk” that someone got excited about it and decided to put in the middle of the house. Actually, this is funny, but I think this would be a perfect fit for a hip-hop video, where ostentation is always so evident.
Can’t wait to hear what you decide on this: Cool or Fool?
Did you guys miss “Cool or Fool”? I haven’t posted it for a while since I was so busy with the Holidays and also because I just gave birth. Talking about that, I still very busy with everything here but I feel more organized now, getting used with my new routines and many times, preparing posts with Matthew right here, in my arms. One thing is for sure, I was missing having my daily posts, preparing them for you, so I’m happy to be 100% back to business. 🙂
Hope you stick around and enjoy many of the posts I’ll be preparing for you during this exciting new year!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this section where I post “different” and controversial things that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!
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