Any person with the eyes for beautiful objects will agree that Power Mac G5 was quite a design marvel. Even after more than a decade on, the aluminum full-size tower chassis with the trademark perforated front panel remains a thing of beauty and as such, it will be a complete waste to trash it after its expected lifespan. And this is precisely the inspiration behind designer Klause Geiger’s Power Mac G5-based series of furniture. Instead of sending the aged G5 to the trash or recycling center, Geiger upcycles them into functional furniture, starting with benches. The bench is made up of two Power Mac G5 towers, with their innards gutted, of course, and a carved wooden board bridges the two towers, sitting perfectly in the voids between the G5s’ handles. The ends of the plank are machined to perfectly match the curved of the Power Mac G5 chassis, making it looks like the Macs were almost destined as benches for their second life.
The benches, aptly called Benchmarc, are not the only type of furniture Geiger dreamed up of; he also conceptualized some into movable conference table, file cabinets, and even mobile drawers. The result of Klaus Geiger’s works is nothing short of amazing and looks like pieces that will blend into any contemporary offices or homes. Unfortunately, it looks like Geiger’s works are one-off stuff, which means you will be sorely disappointed if you’re thinking of acquiring them. The good thing is, if you’re technically inclined, you probably can build a few for yourself. All you need is start scouring for those chassis right about now as Power Mac G5 is not easy find, but be warn, those outdated but beautiful chassis won’t be cheap. Continue reading for a few more look.