Solid Hooks

Max Lipsey together with Vij5

"Max’s biggest design goal is to challenge what we make industrially, to be more spontaneous and vital. His work follows his own fascinations with crafts and production techniques. These simple Solid Hooks are a good example of this. Starting with an industrially produced copper tube, he intervenes by shaping them into beautiful functional objects using manual forcing and welding techniques."

- Arjan & Anieke

ABOUT


For the Solid Hooks, Max Lipsey started to work in his own workshop purely on intuition, by manually forcing and reshaping an industrially produced copper plumbing tube. The results reminded him of the classic and functional Shakers wooden pegs. This link to past forms and manual work he then translated into larger scale production techniques with an eye on future possibilities of computer controlled processes.

The Solid Hooks started in copper and soon became available in brass as well. In 2018, we introduce a tempered steel version.

Tempering steel is used to increase the elasticity and plasticity of the material. The Solid Hooks have been very unscientifically tempered: not to improve elasticity of the steel, but to make pretty colours!

Tempering is done by heating steel to a certain temperature, then allowing it to cool in still air. The exact temperature and the specific composition of the alloy determines the colour of the finished product. As steel is heated past 200 °C, it goes through a wild transformation of colours, becoming a rather precise thermometer, the colour representing the high temperature mark. Through this, the colour palette of the Solid Hooks varies per piece and comes from the steel itself.

SPECIFICATIONS


Design by Max Lipsey

In collection since 2016

Material  solid copper, brass or steel

Production CNC turned in the Netherlands
Polished or tempered in the designers' workshop in Eindhoven

Dimensions

80 grams Ø 2,2cm - 5,2cm high
240 grams Ø 2,9cm - 7,2cm high
210 grams Ø 3,9cm - 2,9cm high

STORIES


Vij5 at Design District 2018
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Choose Colour (Dutch Design Week 2018)
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Location Vij5 Showroom, Eindhoven Year 2018 Images by Vij5 This year, Vij5 explored the boundaries of crowdfunding by inviting the community to influence one of the most essential choices in a design process; choosing colour. The experiment was centred... Read More

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Solid Hooks
Solid Hooks

The Solid Hooks are made of solid brass or copper material, machinemade to precision and hand-polished to perfection.

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Solid Hooks Tempered
Solid Hooks Tempered

The Solid Hooks are made of solid brass or copper material, machinemade to precision and hand-polished to perfection.

more information meer informatie


 26,00 37,00 Select options
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