Upcycled Furniture From Reclaimed Pipes

January 10, 2012 by

I’m smitten by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s imaginative use of salvaged pipes upcycled into chairs and benches. They could be fabulous out in the garden or in the right indoor space.

The tube chairs and benches are made from old pipes salvaged from the building the designer bought and renovated last year. Eek saved a bunch then transformed them into these very cool pieces, the first produced for a restaurant.

Then the designs just rolled out: armchairs, bar chairs, small bar tables and a pipe bench. The designer says he has a plenty of other ideas in store for other objects.

Love the naturally variegated colors on the individual pipes.


  1. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said:

    More creative ideas for the scrap I have Thank you!

    — January 11, 2012 @ 09:48

  2. Catherine said:

    These are clever but they should be painted or scoured. I would never put this on my patio, unless I wanted to feel like I was vacationing at Fresh Kills landfill.

    — January 11, 2012 @ 13:12

  3. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Catherine–I think they are sealed…

    — January 11, 2012 @ 20:57

  4. Donna said:

    What a creative use of found materials. On my blog today I photographed pipes, what a coincidence too. I mentioned how many of these pipes are all around the commercial nursery, now you gave me an idea.

    — January 12, 2012 @ 01:40

  5. Suzy said:

    yep this is great creativity, love it perfect for the Nursery, will have to get Dan onto the job gardengalah.com.au Online Plant Nursery

    — January 12, 2012 @ 06:51

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