Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Copper Flooring


Can you tell what this floor is made of?



That's right. Pennies!

How awesome is that? This is the floor of the Standard Grill, in the Standard Hotel in New York. And why does it not surprise me that it's by my favorite designers in the world Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch at Roman and Williams?

via NotCot

9 comments:

GraphXGrrl said...

Awesome!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That is pretty awesome. I wonder how much per square foot in comparison to regular flooring.

keshlam said...

Wonder how they got the spacing even. Template? A grid of chalklines? Lasers? Mark I Eyeball?

keshlam said...

Of course, the other problem is that pennies are no longer copper. I hope they've got a good layer of acrylic over these to keep the plating from wearing off

Cheetah Velour said...

If you're ever near McKittrick, CA check out the Penny Bar!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/us/07penny.html

geek details said...

I saw something like this on craftster or apartment therapy awhile ago. The person used the same backing material you'd use on mosaic tiles, printed out a template so the pennies would be evenly spaced and then glued each penny to the back material. Tedious tedious work, but her space she used it in was lovely. She said she put some bar counter stuff over the top for protection.

paisley penguin said...

So that's where they all went?

Ben said...

Mighty awesome!!!!

Fogwoman Gray said...

Government subsidized flooring :)
What a great use for all those worthless pennies!

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