“Too Much?” Dining Table Made of Money

The very first impression from this stunning table would be undoubtedly slight bewilderment. Called “Too Much?” this table by Atelier Amarist and Alejandro Monge is a perfect example of when contemporary art and design become one. The sculptural dining table, consists of a glass cube containing partially burnt notes with a thin biofuel flame rising above its surface. Each intricate detail was taken into consideration as the artist meticulously reproduced the bills by gluing and coloring each individual piece of paper. “The most complicated part of the process was to simulate the effect of burnt paper eaten by flames never using fire to achieve it,” artist said. The furnishing is meant to provoke deep thoughts within the mind of the viewer about the significance and value of money, time, and people. “A note is a dyed piece of paper that represents a number, 10, 20, 50 dollars, yens, euros. A figure that we exchange in order to acquire something wanted. A figure that within itself has no more value than the one given to the job or the time traded,” said Monge.