A few weeks ago I wrote about hypes and trends that come and go. For some time now there’s a trend to use copper. Not only as a material but also as a color. Copper is a material with a unique look and feel. Just have a look at these two upcycle design pieces that use copper: a stunning table called Cupro and SPIRAL_2, a wall lamp.
Copper piping chair inspired by Windows
On this very hot summer day upcycleDZINE shows a very cool piece of furniture made out of copper. This upcycle design is called American Pipe Dream Chair. It’s part of a collection designed by BRC Designs, founded by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, based in Inman | United States. BRC Designs transforms timeless and unconventional materials into unique yet simple furniture design.
Caldwell wanted to make a design using copper because of thieves that stripped the copper out of one of his welding machines. They completely destroyed the expensive machine for a couple dollars worth of copper.
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell:
“The American Pipe Dream Collection is a response to these crimes. Composed of half inch copper piping, which has been sautered together in a maze-like method inspired by the Windows computer pipe screen saver.”
The chair is finished with a fine glass bead blasting and sealed with an industrial metal sealer. The cushion is upholstered in a faux emu leather with a goose down cushion for comfort. The dimensions of the chair are 102 cm x 102 cm x 76 cm [WxDxH].
Photos © BRC Designs
“Design and Conceptualization has always come naturally to me. Luckily, its also something that excites me. My operation is a modern studio furniture company that uses the skill and expertise of multiple craftsmen from different backgrounds. For me, the physical act of making an object is just as important as the cognitive evolution of the concept.”
BRC Designs makes limited edition objects, one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom materials from the inception of the idea.
Please visit the website of BRC Designs to explore other very inspiring collections of upcycle design.