Tubular Furniture from Ventilation Pipes and Scrap Metal


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.


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The copper plate was curved by hand to mould to the shape of the pipes, and standard aluminium rivets were used to connect each of the pieces together. “Great designers and engineers are behind all these industrial components, and they work hard in making their production and durability as efficient as possible. I find the potential for other functions in these materials.” Also if you want to check more interesting examples of furniture made from other onject – check this Boeing 737 Engine Cowling Chair

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