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BRC Designs’ American Pipe Dream Chair and Table Are Made from a Maze of Copper Piping

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 23, 2012 @ 10:40 am In carousel showcase,green furniture,ICFF,new york design week,News,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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The American Pipe dream table and chair were inspired by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell [6]‘s own frustration after some thieves stripped the copper out of one of his welding machines. According to the designer [7], copper prices are currently at an all time high, and the theft of copper is a growing problem (who knew?). After feeling the pinch of the crime, Caldwell decided to create a furniture set that ironically uses an unnecessarily extravagant amount of the valuable material.

Caldwell used half-inch copper piping for the designs, looping and meandering it into a maze that was “inspired by the Windows computer pipe screen saver [8]“. Both the table and chair were finished with fine glass bead blasting and sealed using an industrial metal sealer.

+ BRC Designs [3]

Photos © Yuka Yoneda [9]

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[3] BRC Designs: http://brcdesigns.com/

[4] ICFF: http://inhabitat.com/icff/

[5] Benjamin Rollins Caldwell: http://inhabitat.com/brc-designs-unveils-its-money-table-filled-with-787-real-dollar-bills-at-icff/

[6] Benjamin Rollins Caldwell: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=benjamin+rollins+caldwell

[7] According to the designer: http://brcdesigns.com/furniture/american-pipe-dream-chair

[8] Windows computer pipe screen saver: https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+computer+pipe+screen+saver&hl=en&prmd=imvnsfd&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=-7C6T8CfIof66QHf1KneCg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CGIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1241&bih=584

[9] Yuka Yoneda: http://www.clossette.com

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