A pipe, from the geometrical point of view, is a solid cable, closed with a constant section in shape and area. The main use of the pipes is clearly to convey fluids. The physical characteristics of the tube define it as lightweight construction (as hollow) and high mechanical strength, and therefore particularly suitable for structural applications.
The Belgian writer Amélie Nothomb inspired by the tube, created a philosophical narration in”Metaphysics of the tubes”. “Everything is still, everything is inertia” replies the tube to “Everything flows, everything is moving” of Heraclitus.
What a fascinating object!
PVC pipes (one of the most widely used plastics) were born conventionally for hydraulic uses.But the funny and intriguing form of these objects makes them versatile to degeneration of slow design such as sympathetic absolutely pop vases.
There has already thought the French designer François Xavier Ballery with the series “Pretty Vases Collection”.
You can have a version do-it-yourself made recovering old pipes otherwise destined for landfill, laccandoli with the color you prefer and also doing the environment a favor.
THE RECIPE OF THE BOTANICAL TUBE
Approximately EUR 10
– Mix of PVC pipes and their closing caps
– Aerosol spray acrylic enamel for plastic surfaces
From the toolbox : a cutter or rather a hacksaw and sandpaper
The first phase project of the botanical tube begins in the town of DIY center where you procurerai the elements of the composition, trying to assemble the pieces. It will be fun reflection on the principle of communicating vessels, and on the static object.
The possible forms are endless. You can choose to create pots of flowers in long or short cut stems, or to soil pots to plant such small cacti or herbs.
With the hacksaw cuts the length of the pipes as you like and the insured silicone that the joints of the pieces in pVC are well sealed.
Sanding with sandpaper the surface of the pipes to make it clean, dry and degreased. Before use shake the enamel spray cans, for about two minutes and at distance of 25 cm approximately, sprinkles the object with constant movement.
If you decide to use the botanical tube as a vase for plants, remember to create drainage holes on the base, then fill it with soil to create your composition preferred green. Or fill the water bowl for flowers.