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Pipe Chair


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


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)