piet hein eek: tube chairs
 
piet hein eek: tube chairs
apr 14, 2011

piet hein eek: tube chairs

‘tube bench’ by piet hein eek
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the ‘tube chair’ by dutch designer piet hein eek is made of old pipes that were salvaged from the building his studio bought and renovated last year. a large number of pipes were found during the renovation, either used structurally or internally within the architecture of the space. during their reconstruction, despite the huge number of the industrial pipes they had to discard, the studio also managed to save a large quantity. these salvaged pieces have been used to create a range of furniture objects, the first being a ‘pipe bar’ for the restaurant that has been built within. this initial project has now been followed by the design of an armchair, bar chairs, small tables and the pipe bench, with intentions of incorporating the industrial material into other objects. the models are numbered consecutively by name (i.e. chair no. 1, bench no. 2, and so on). the collection of ‘tube’ furniture is on show at spazio rossana orlanda during milan design week 2011.

piet hein eek: tube chairs
‘tube chair’
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piet hein eek: tube chairs
‘tube bench’
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piet hein eek: tube chairs

piet hein eek: tube chairs
detail of the pipe construction
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piet hein eek: tube chairs
the bundled and stacked structure of the ‘pipe bench’
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piet hein eek: tube chairs
piet hein eek
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piet hein eek: tube chairs
a pile of pipes which were extracted from the building during renovation

 

 

piet hein eek: tube chairs
construction of the ‘pipe bar’

 

 

piet hein eek: tube chairs
‘pipe bar’

  • I like it

    me
  • There’s just 2 problems
    Isn’t it heavy?
    the same quantity of material, used in other conditions, should result in a large amount of chairs or benches, for a more sustainable design…
    But i like the visual impact it does…

    tmjf
  • [url=http://www.osianbw.com/Tube%20Chair%2001.html] tube chair 1 [/url]

    [url=http://www.osianbw.com/Tube%20Chair%20Wood%2001.html] tube chair 2 [/url]

    I made these chairs from scrap stainless steel sourced from reclamation yards around my studio in London bridge, in 2006.

    I think its impossible not to draw comparisons between designers work, and in turn difficult for a designer not to be inspired, consciously or unconsciously by everything they see.

    Osian

    osian batyka-williams
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