ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems
 

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems

as part of a material research project, designer ayal pomerantz has created a series of objects utilizing upcycled PVC pipes. using the everyday plumbing object as a basis for the investigation, pomerantz has heated the pipes to form a variety of different shapes and sizes. the result is a collection of uniquely formed pieces including a totem, a stool and a number of vases.

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

all images courtesy of ayal pomerantz

 

 

after visiting a factory that produces and manufactures PVC pipes, pomerantz realized that in order to create the ‘connecting joint’ they inflate the end piece to enlarge the diameter, allowing for easy joinery. after seeing this, the designer decided to test the material to investigate how far the PVC can be manipulated.

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

 

 

pomerantz then decided to build a special oven that allowed the heating of a pipe and allowed him to choose which part of the pipe and how much of the pipe to heat. with the help of a CNC machine, the designer then created molds of different shapes and sizes to experiment how far the material could be warped and changed. the final products are 5 vases all created from the same mold and then additionally modified separately, one totem that was created without any molds, and a stool.

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

ayal pomerantz upcycles PVC pipes to create a series of vases and totems designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: 110mm PVC material research

design: ayal pomerantz

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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