max lipsey: acciaio series 2
 
max lipsey: acciaio series 2
jan 27, 2012

max lipsey: acciaio series 2

‘acciaio series 2’ by max lipsey for matter

during maison et objet 2012, designboom visited paris’s gallery s. bensimon to get an up close look at ‘acciaio series 2’, the latest work by american-born netherlands-based designer max lipsey. developed for new york-based contemporary design store matter, the collection derives its name (‘acciaio’ means steel in italian) from the most important elements of the pieces – the frame of each table, chair, lamp, storage unit is constructed from lightweight steel tubing, with italy being the country who produces the most sought after version of bicycle steel. the series of one-off furniture pieces continue this theme, their geometric forms drawing from the shape of classic racing bikes.

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 low cabinet

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 low cabinet

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 coffee table

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 lamp

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 bicycle

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 medium cabinet

the ‘acciaio series 2’ is a continuation of lipsey’s first collection ‘acciaio’, a set of 3 handmade, lightweight seating objects: a stool, dining and lounge chair which whose framework are made from specialized steel bicycles tubes. finished using brazing techniques for the framebuilding craft, the seating surfaces have been made of a perforated sandwich of leather and aluminium.

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 ‘acciaio’ series

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 lounge chair

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 dining chair

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 dining chair detail

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 stool detail

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 ‘acciaio series 2’ low cabinet and coffee table on display at gallery s. bensimon in paris during maison et objet 2012 image © designboom

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 ‘acciaio’ stools image © designboom

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 general view of ‘acciaio series 2’ at gallery s. bensimon image © designboom

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 hand welding ‘bicycle’ of the ‘acciaio series 2’

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 low cabinet in production

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 working on the lamp shade

max lipsey: acciaio series 2 painted lamp

production of ‘acciaio’ stool video courtesy of max lipsey

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