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


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.


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


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


SolidHooks inspiration BOG


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Solid Hooks Tempered
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