The simplicity of the Pipeknot series by Keiji Ashizawa is quite beautiful. I like that an idea was developed that can span several pieces and it can be flat packed. I have always been a sucker for a bright powder coat color mixed with wood.
hese are a series of simple furniture that use a hardware made up of welded steel pipes and wood rods passing through them. We begun by studying possibilities of combining softness of wood with the stiffness of three welded steel pipes. The welded pipes are extremely flexible in terms of variations in design. The wood and hardware are joined and fixed with dowels driven into mortises.
Photo: Takumi Ota