The Pipeline Project

View all 4 Photos

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.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Pilier Furniture Series

    Steel furniture that explores the symbiotic relationship between traditional craftsmanship and industrial production. Swedish-Iraqi designer…

  • R+D.LAB

    An Italian studio that makes beautiful designs with a reverence for aesthetics, function, and traditional…

  • The OIO Stool

    A simple wooden stool designed with a customizable detail. Spanish design studio Cenlitrosmetrocadrado creates products…

  • The Textile Veneer Screen

    An innovative design that merges traditional weaving with CNC techniques. Organized in 2021 as a…

Take me there

  • The Casona Sforza Hotel

    A new boutique hotel inspired by tradition, harmonious reflection, and nature. Designed by Mexican architect…

  • The Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

    A former hospital transformed into a modern hotel. Located in the center of Hiroshima, Japan,…

  • Numeroventi

    An art residency program in the center of Florence. Founded by Martino di Napoli Rampolla…

  • The Aman Kyoto Hotel

    A high-end hotel that draws inspiration from traditional Japanese inns. Nestled in a private garden…

loader