Being born in the age of computers and electronic gizmos, I guess sometimes we forget to reflect upon the gravity and significance of the great industrial revolution that changed the course of human civilization forever. But I’m glad to inform you that there still exist a handful of artists who are more than keen on reviving our respect for the ingenious technology and mechanics that contributed to our progress. One such designer is the hugely talented Andrew Chase who created this utterly dramatic conference table for a local ad agency. Loosely based on the James Watt Beam Engine, which was an early stationary steam engine and a predecessor of the modern steam locomotive, the table is constructed mainly from automotive and truck transmission parts complete with gears, electric conduit and black pipe shaft and helium boiler tank. A large and thick glass top surface ensures that the users get to soak in all the mechanical goodness of the design with every interaction. Though the engine certainly is not functional, it does make a very theatrical impact on the whole setup and considering that it was commissioned by an ad agency, I’m sure that this piece of furniture inspires plenty of creative ideas in every meeting. Check out more images in the picture gallery after jump.