Pacal's Throne is my tribute to the ancient high-tech.
Pacal, King of Palenque, was a Mayan king whose sarcophagus is rumored to show him piloting an ancient space craft. While scholars have easily disproven this myth through translation of the text in the carving, I am nevertheless fascinated by theories of ancient lost technologies.
The chiminea-inspired design features windows that allow a draft to funnel fire through the top of the piece, completing the sloping form.
Construction: 14 gauge sheet metal and 1/8" angle iron cut and MIG welded.
(Video taken by a guest of the Stanford Design Loft.)