Jamie O'Toole has worked on some of the most important games of the last 10 years. Currently he's an artist working on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. But in his spare time? He's building some of the most incredible tables ever, using nothing but concrete, a 3D printer and his active imagination.
"Usually I make objects for video games," says Jamie. "Now I’m making them in real life."
The table above is now housed in the 2K Australia building in Canberra, ACT. What Jamie is doing with these tables is unique: he's combining his own skill at manipulating concrete with 3D printing techniques. In his words he's trying to create a "digital stone age".
Jamie started his work with concrete out out of pure curiosity, and ended up building himself a concrete kitchen benchtop, but that was just the beginning.
"I’ve always been handy, always been good with my hands," he explained. "I made myself a kitchen table and I thought, 'I wonder what else I could do with this'. I started messing around with 3D printing and started pushing the boundaries of that."
Now, with the launch of his new site 'digitized stone' Jamie's been getting a fair amount of attention. The work he's doing is seen as pioneering, particularly what he's doing with the 3D printing aspect of design.
"My inbox is full of people emailing me about this. It’s kind of a unique thing."
Jamie is looking to do more of this, and is willing to ship overseas. With his contacts in the games industry, a few people have put the feelers out on similar tables based in other game franchises.
The level of detail is incredible, and in concrete? Well, let's just say 2K Australia won't be needing to replace this thing any time soon.
You can find out more about Jamie and his work at his official website.