The use of standard components is a great way to save time, money and resources. Understanding the advantages to be had by employing these pieces, designer Nick Fraserhas made an art out of creating useful coatracks from standard pipework. Using powder-coated copper pipes, brass fittings and brackets, the clever Brit’s Pipework Series will add a touch of humor and color to any boring wall.

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In addition to creating various wall hangings, Nick Fraser makes elegant candleholders that work spectacularly as a centerpiece, on their own, or in combination. Pipework Series’ latest additions include coat hangers with more complex, irregular shapes and a soft pastel palette that references the Memphis design collaborative1980’s creations.

Subtle and subversive, yet fully functional, Pipework Series celebrates standard everyday components and their potential to be transformed into charming and useful products.

You can get Nick Fraser’s fantastic Pipework Coat Rack at his online shop, at The Barbican in London, or you can even try making it yourself at home with materials purchased from your local DIY store.

Photo © Nick Fraser