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A gold-plated computer inspired by the 16th century French King Louis XVI

Andrea Divirgilio / September 7, 2012

It’s time now to start seeing gadgets and computers ‘mere work tools’ as a real decorative luxury objects that enhance the royal surroundings. At the intersection of high-tech, traditional crafts and French savoire-faire, designs Chirita Paris has now invented concepts of high-tech luxury computers, which can be described as the ultimate in office bling. Declined in the classic and timeless French styles of Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire, these object d’art computers brilliantly designed in precious metals and materials, actually promotes France as a trendsetter in the area where high-technology gets more stylish, and combines in harmony and concord with the empire-style interior and elegance of style-furniture in royal homes. Creator George Chirita who’s a French computer designer, believes in a concept of luxury technology and takes inspiration by the royalty that symbolizes French Kings, to create some wonderful hand-made computers in three styles, Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire.

A gold-plated computer inspired by the 16th century French King Louis XVI

Computer Model Louis XV

Computer Model Louis XV

Light, elegant and whimsical, the computer flat screen classic Louis XV has been crafted in the traditional French way, and has been handmade in brass, engraved bronze and alabaster, malachite or lapis lazuli, while all the metals parts are in gold.

Computer Model Louis XV

Notably, the extremely small in size central unit comes with the best components, and is embedded in the monitor cabinet. Only a single cable will be needed on the desktop, while the keyboard and a wireless mouse provide the finishing touch, giving an overall discretion unique to a luxury computer.

Computer Model Louis XVI

Computer Model Louis XVI

Elegant, balanced and reasonable, the computer inspired Louis XVI is composed of three parts, the case, columns and base. The upper part of hat is decorated with bronze acanthus leaf, and in the lower, five leaves of roses bronze water serve as setting buttons.

Computer Model Louis XVI

Further, the two columns are at the base of bronze coins turned in two rows of pearls, large barrels of alabaster columns of dark brown, terminating in bronze astragals with diagonal stripes.

Computer Model Empire

Computer Model Empire

Flat screen classic Empire has been crafted in the traditional French way, and has been handmade in brass, engraved bronze and alabaster, malachite or lapis lazuli, while all the metals parts are in gold.

These George Chirita’s made-to-measure creations also featuring in-built hidden processors and a wireless mouse, are available with a starting price tag of $21,000.

On the same note, we have also earlier seen some of the other luxury gadgets like the million dollar jewelry PC ‘Baroque’, the Pure Gold PC with clean lines and stunning form factor, and the Eazo’s custom-designed high-end luxury PCs, besides the world’s most expensive computers.

chirita USB

And, for the travelers, designer George Chirita also offers gold-plated USB keys which are adorned with fleur-de-lys patterns or portable hard drives stamped with 17th-century motifs, also in gold-plate. Interestingly, Chirita also sent one of his luxury USB-keys to Her Highness Queen Elizabeth II for her legendary Diamond Jubilee this year, and now proudly displays the ‘thank-you’ note he received from the royal family.

Case exclusive flash drives having a capacity of 64 gigabytes, is made entirely by hand from 24-karat gold-plated brass with gold. The cost of the drive starts at 1,255 dollars.

Via: Chirita

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