Designed by Cape-Town artist Jesse Ede, the “Lunar Table” is designed to either look like a cross-section of the moon, or a scene from the lunar surface, depending on the viewing angle. It’s made entirely from molten aluminum and a large slate shard pulled from a quarry. First, they used a diamond saw to cut the base down before fitting it with a wooden collar. Next, the team melted the aluminum, and poured it directly onto the wooden surface surrounding the rock. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images from the Apollo moon missions.
“After waiting for the metal to cool and solidify, the team then pulled off the wooden guides to reveal a seemingly gravity defying tabletop full of character. The grey and textured character of the aluminum evokes the moon’s surface, and even brings to mind the celestial rings that rotate around some planets in our solar system,” reports Hi Consumption.