Olafur Eliasson Designs Skateboard for the Vain

10.06.09 Will Sherman


Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson designed a new skateboard deck for Mekanism. Known for his East River tree-killing waterfall sculptures, Eliasson continues using liquid inspiration for “Your Mercury Ocean”: a 100 board series covered top and bottom with a reflective silver wave texture. Collectors will have to choose between function and aesthetics as they decide between covering the mirrored surface with grip tape or just putting the board on display.