Acciaio Series by Max Lipsey

A series of three lightweight steel chairs inspired by the bicycle. American designer Max Lipsey presented this project in the Rossignoli Bicycle shop (Corso Garibladi 71, Milan) during the Salone Furniture Fair.

The Acciaio Series (“acciaio” is Italian for “steel”) of three lightweight chairs is inspired by the classic racing bicycle. The chairs are constructed from specialized, c tapered steel bicycle tubes, using brazing techniques from the bike frame-building craft. The results are strikingly strong and light. In the series are a stool, dining chair, and lounge chair. The seating surface on all three is a perforated sandwich of leather and aluminum: light, comfortable and slightly flexible.


via Design Milk