“Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The mechanism connects the sliding doors of the elevator in one floor with the elevator call button on another floor. Operating in two directions on the first and on the second floor, the contraption automatically moves the elevator cabin in an infinite loop between those two levels.
Lately I have this weakness for electronic components, I even solder some small things from time to time. So when I found “Technological mandala 02” by Leonardo Ulian, I was like ‘yes, I’m not the only one who appreciates aesthetics of electric components’.
Juri Suzuki made this “Tube Map Radio”during the designers in residence program at the Design Museum London. He placed all the components of a radio on one printed circuit board, which looks just like the iconic London underground map diagram by Harry Beck.