PVC sewage pipe is an interesting material: it is made to be cheap and very durable, and thus to last for decades.
Paris-based designer Christophe Machet has started a project called Pipeline: the designer uses a huge, custom-built CNC machine to transform PVC pipes into chairs.
As part of the Alcova exhibition, Machet presented Pipeline inside an old panettone factory during the Milan Design Week 2018.
The designer utilised the PVC pipes’ pre-existing curvatures to form the backrests and frames of the chairs, and chose plywood to provide for the chairs’ sturdy seats and legs.
The chair frame is created using a specially designed CNC machine, that is used to cut the pipe into standardised pieces, allowing for the product to be quickly and easily assembled on demand. The PVC pipe chair frames are then painted in white, yellow and red shades.