Tubular Furniture from Ventilation Pipes and Scrap Metal

Eindhoven-based designer Lucas Muñoz has combined industrial steel ventilation pipes with a copper seat taken from a scrap yard to create this bulbous chair. Muñoz designed his Tubular chair as an exploration of the structural potential of different. industrial components. He wanted to showcase their ability to perform a function within a domestic environment. Muñoz constructed the seat from galvanised steel ventilation pipes and elbow connectors found in his atelier, as well as sheets of copper taken from a metal junkyard.”The materiality and shape – the practical means – of the industrial components allow them to afford a variety of roles if arranged in a way that offers some kind of furniture function for a domestic context.” The chair was displayed at the first edition of 21st-century design fair Collectible, as part of an exhibition called Hardcore, which also previously took place at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Bird Inspired Quetzal Chair by Marc Venot

French designer Marc Venot, has created an armchair named Quetzal, that was inspired by the bird of the same name. Designed for Spanish furniture manufacturer Missana, the chair has 14 overlapping bicolor pillows that resemble the feathers of the Quetzal, which are bright and colorful. “14 overlapped bicolor pillows manage to create an amazing visual impact and provide the product with the unique feature of being able to change the main color of the armchair in the blink of an eye.”