Pipe Dreams: Spring Interior Trend 2019

Pipe Dreams: Spring Interior Trend 2019

Pipe inspired décor is having a moment. From minimal floor lamps to tubular lounge chairs, this flexible design concept infuses luxury homes with an industrial edge. In today’s blog post, we reveal some of our favourites.

LC Collection by Cassina

Like many modern design stories, this one starts with the Bauhaus. All steel frames and tubular cushions, Cassina’s LC Series was among the first to establish the idea of structure as decoration, a motto that would come to define a century’s worth of contemporary designs. In these photos, the striking frame of the LC7 Armchair imbues the leather backrest with renewed visual softness, using contrast to create comfort. It’s one of the tactics interior designers use in luxury projects and a key takeaway for styling this trend at home.

Tondo Dining Table by Porada

Showcasing a chunky tubular base, Tondo makes for a quirky addition to Porada’s elegant catalogue. The sleek glass top is anchored by pipe-like roots, which gains a totally new context depending on the finish used. Whichever you choose, a sense of warmth is guaranteed, making it a great addition for homes in need of a pick-me-up this spring.

Sawaru Floor Lamp by Flos

Poetic in its simplicity, the Sawaru Floor Lamp is the epitome of Japanese design. In projecting light onto a nearby surface, Sawaru attempts to draw attention away from itself, yet the endearing form of this minimal light is hard to ignore. Comprising two independent cylinders, the projection angle can be altered into 3 positions to achieve a variety of different light effects. Ideal for artistic homes, it removes excess elements to create a truly versatile modern floor lamp.

Tube Chair by Cappellini

First released in 1969, the Tube Chair is back, courtesy of luxury Italian brand Cappellini. Heralded as the first ever modular lounge chair, it takes deconstruction to the extreme, stacking brightly coloured tubes to create a comfortable yet contemporary lounge chair. Awarded a permanent position in the MoMA museum, each of the tubes can be rearranged to fit your personal definition of comfort.

Pipe Collection by Moroso

Often times, the best designs are those that seek to do the impossible. Sebastian Herkner‘s Pipe Collection for Moroso transforms a rigid concept into a series of furniture that’s soft, sweeping and immediately inviting. Available as both a chaise lounge and luxurious armchair.

T904 Sofa by Poltrona Frau

The T904 Sofa is worlds apart from the loungers we have come to expect from Poltrona Frau. Undertaken as an exercise in reduction, it peels back the modern sofa to reveal an understated wood and steel skeleton. Japanese in aesthetic yet Italian in comfort, it’s a beautiful example of inside-out design.

Aenigma 40 Coffee Table by Reflex Angelo

Can piping ever be glamorous? If it’s Reflex Angelo you’re asking, absolutely. Their Aenigma Coffee Table features a sinuous base, available in a variety of luxurious metal finishes.

Tuareg Floor Lamp by Foscarini

A quirky, architectural piece, the Tuareg Floor Lamp encapsulates the random beauty inherent in some of nature’s finest creations. Hidden within the branches are 3 orientable lights that can be dimmed as desired to create the perfect ambient light. An excellent reading lamp, it’s available in three statement hues.

Roll Dining Table by Cattelan Italia

Featuring a razor-thin top and chunky pipes for legs, Cattelan Italia‘s Roll Dining Table masters the art of contrast. Available in a variety of keramik hues and wood or glass finishes, it adds Italian flair to any dining space.

Tropez Outdoor Sofa by Gandia Blasco

The Tropez Outdoor Sofa is a stunning collection from luxury Spanish brand, Gandia Blasco. All plump pillows and plush upholstery, this comfy collection is brought together by a tubular steel frame, all of which adds to the impression of barely-contained softness.

At Chaplins, we’re delighted to play home to over 180 of the world’s finest brands. Within our catalogue, you’ll find stunning trend pieces alongside timeless designs, each of which promises to inspire and delight for years to come. Why not pay us a visit in-store or online this spring to start your design journey for less?


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