BCXSY Looks to Inspiration in the Everyday in Reframe + Pipelines


Design collaborative BCXSY never disappoints with their design philosophy that invites people in through emotion and human experience. Today we’re sharing two furniture projects they’ve completed in 2022: Reframe and Pipelines. Both rely on elements that might be considered mundane and give them a fresh spin.

geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

For Reframe, commissioned by DESIGNEW and designed in collaboration with MAGISTER.UT, BCXSY approached known, familiar forms as something fresh and timeless. An iconic shelf morphs into a sofa, its outlines defining parts of the seating. By rearranging the cushions the elements change. Playful colors of upholstery fabric by Kvadrat add another layer of carefully thought-out design. A side table is created by turning around an axis, both halves can then be connected for a full circle tabletop or used individually.

geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

detail of geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

detail of geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

geometric sofa with pastel upholstery and two side tables

detail of geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

detail of geometric sofa with pastel upholstery

side table with black metal frame and pastel glass top

side table with black metal frame and pastel glass top

geometric sofa with pastel upholstery and side table with black metal frame and pastel glass top

Reframe photography by Xiaodong Xu.

detail of curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes

Steel pipes are given a fun upgrade in Pipelines. Created for Mogg, twists and turns create contemporary pieces of furniture that feel utilitarian yet exude sophistication. By minimally manipulating the steel, the material’s beauty really has the opportunity to shine. Two low tables, one square and the other rectangular, along with a wall-mounted console make up the heavy-duty collection. The rectangular table can also function as a bench. The pieces are available in textured matte-black and metallic gold lacquer. The Pipelines collection is the evolution of BCXSY’s Test Tubes, an experimental interior collection created in 2018 using brass tubes.

curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes in styled living space

detail of curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes

curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes in styled living space

detail of curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes

overhead shot of curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes

curvaceous gold coffee tables make from pipes in styled living space

Pipelines photography by Tiziano Sartorio.
Styling by Alessandro Pasinelli.

To learn more about Reframe and Pipelines, visit bcxsy.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.



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