Iris Virus

With her recycled motherboard body, Iris Virus wins the retro-future beauty pageant with flying colors.
created by

Carmi Y. Plaut


created by

Carmi Y. Plaut

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Bug Byte

There are billions of computers, tablets, and smartphones in the world. Sounds like a lot, but there are an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) insects alive at any given moment. And now, there is one less computer—and one more insect: Iris virus. We don't know how much computing power she has, but she shows off her retro-futuristic style with flying colors. An artistic use of computer parts that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill, Iris has shiny hammered metal wings attached to a recycled motherboard body. Perched on her natural wooden base, keeping watch over your computer, she's a symbolic protectress against bugs of the digital kind. Made by Carmi Y. Plaut in the Philippines.

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Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Philippines

“Upcycling isn't a trend," says Chicago designer Carmi Y. Plaut, “it's a way to take the unused trash of the world and make it into something beautiful.” Turning abundant e-waste into art is a passion for him. He likes to say, “Our motherboards are friends with Mother Nature.” Creative design thinking comes easily to Carmi, who has over 20 years of experience doing it. His designs and products sit in homes, museums and collections throughout the planet.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
wire, acacia wood, beads, recycled motherboards
Approximately 8" H x 6.5" W x 3.5" D
dust as needed
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