Relax... recline

Plyboard plus PVC plastic pipes equals a recycle recliner chair, which happens to be very comfortable.

Inspired by Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges range and Archizoom Associati’s ironic furniture, Fiona Stansfield created the Pipeline Recliner.

This multi-functional chair uses layers of marine plyboard and recycled PVC pipes. The flat base of the chair makes it the ideal lounger, or it can easily be flipped around to become a rocking chair.

Recycled PVC pipes, those more commonly used as drainage pipes, are used for the seat of the Pipeline Recliner. The seat also offers lower support and is held in the reclining position by three-moulded steel rods.

Stansfield’s aim was to make the seat practical, aesthetically pleasing and cost effective. The use of durable materials means the Pipeline Recliner is also ideal for outdoor use. The shape of the chair was inspired by a walnut which results in a very organic appearance.

The Pipeline Recliner was first seen at Design Indaba Expo earlier this year where it featured alongside the designs of other finalists in the Western Cape Furniture Initiatives’ Shack Chic seating competition.