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Pipe Chair

2008

A chair formed from tubular aluminium, with seat and back in sheet aluminium or wood.

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The Pipe Chair has an aluminium structure and an option of an aluminium seat and back with holes for outdoor use or high-pressure resinated plywood for indoors or light outdoor use. There’s an armchair and a normal chair version. The tooling for the chair is remarkable, with a variety of state-of-the-art bending machines controlling the tubes’ 3-D profiles. It’s beautifully made and probably one of the strongest chairs ever built as I chose a large-diameter tube and the structure (especially the armchair) is very rigid. It stacks like a French café chair on the X under the seat, allowing four or five in a stack before it gets too high.
Extracted from A Book of Things by Jasper Morrison (Lars Müller Publishers, 2015)
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