Interior Obsessions – Copper Pipes

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I am currently working on designing a home for a client, and we are having great fun with their pool bath. Because it is connected to the outside, and they have a traditional/industrial vibe join on, we are having the plumber create all the fixtures for that room out of copper pipe fittings. There are some great ideas out there, and if you’ve never thought about interior design in terms of a do-it-yourself project, maybe this is the time.

Copper piping is not just for your plumbing fixtures! If you’re not into figuring it out by yourself, there are lots of available options right off the shelf, including tables and light fixtures. But if you’re clever, you can create bookshelves, hanging racks, even use copper pipes for a sculptural piece. Depending on the intended use, you can use adhesive to attach the pieces, but remember that soldering them together is always the most sturdy option. Get some pieces and start playing ““ you never know what you may come up with!

(above) Ceiling light fixture

Wall-mount fixture with rosettes + Hanging rack

Fully exposed pipes

Floor lamp + Tub filler

Copper table legs

Amy wrote this post. She is the designer and owner of FormFire Glassworks, where she creates modern lampwork glass beads and jewelry, and by day designs custom homes for a small firm in Southern California. You can follow her twitter @formfireglass.

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Love the industrial look of copper pipes!

Jessica | July 26th, 2012 at 11:41 am

I fell in love with this floor lamp. This is a real must-have.

Little empty room | July 26th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I LOVE industrial looks for homes and offices, I never realized though, that you can make the fixtures (like for the lighting) though, I thought they had to be included in the original design of the building.

Kadee | July 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Liking the white walls & tiles, with contrasting copper pipes – Interior Obsessions Copper Pipes http://t.co/Mwfz4Yah via @sharethis

tallbirdme (@tallbirdme) | July 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Oh definitely an obsession of mine too! Adds such an industrial feel to a room! Thanks for sharing- so much inspiration 🙂

Danielle Hardy | August 1st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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@MattCastleman On the bright side exposed plumbing pipes are all the rage these days! http://t.co/Zk6Et3N8u3 Good Luck!

@eLocal | March 1st, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Wow that is so cool. I love the industrial look. I never would have thought to design with copper pipes. That is really unique!

Ron | April 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 am
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