Well, this is cheeky: A B2B metal fabrication company in Japan called Morpha is selling their off-cuts on the consumer market as objets d'esign.
"These are the leftover lumps after [the usable] parts have been removed," the company writes. "From the metal scraps produced by our metal wirecutting operations, we've picked out the attractive ones from a product designer's point of view. How about using it as an object to decorate your room?"
Below are the company's actual captions:
"The central hole has a unique shape with a regular pentagon on one side and a circle on the other."
"The left and right sides (arc parts) have a glossy finish, and the others have a matte texture."
"It weighs 236g. It's the perfect weight for a paperweight."
While the company says the pieces have been deburred, they also note "This sample has sharp parts…be careful not to injure yourself."
These are going for ¥990 (USD $6.85) a pop.
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