The Pipeline Project

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Modern design meets sustainable furniture manufacturing.

Paris-based designer Christophe Machet has a background in both mechanical engineering and product design. As a result, his work often makes the most of these two disciplines. The Pipeline Project is a perfect example. Exhibited during this year’s Milan design week, the project introduces a chair design that opens a discussion on sustainable furniture manufacturing methods. Using a custom CNC machine and large PVC sewage pipes, the designer created a range of minimalist chairs for modern spaces. The natural curvature of the pipes provides a comfortable solution for the backrest, while the plywood legs offer perfect support. With the modified CNC machine, Machet optimized the production stage to craft the chairs in an easy and time-efficient way.

After cutting the backrest, the designer quickly assembled the chairs before spray painting them. Boasting red, white, or yellow colors that complement the natural finish of the legs, the chairs look modern and creative. The mass-produced pipes are not only durable and designed to last for decades but they’re also accessible and versatile. Environmentally conscious and ingenious, the Pipeline Project aims to explore the potential of sustainable manufacturing processes while providing a simple way to craft furniture in less time and with minimal labor. Photographs© Christophe Machet.

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