A three dimensional interpretation of the London Underground map in pipework. Polished copper pipes interweave at representative levels to celebrate the maps iconic composition. Valves topped with a series of coloured washers have been used to reference the specific lines and interchanging stations with the brackets marking all other smaller stops.
Mounted onto a board as standard in a colour of choice. Tube Map can also be installed directly onto a wall and other finish and configurations can be customised to specification.
The standard version here offered (as shown in the pictures) is made of polished and lacquered copper pipe, brass fittings and powder coated valves in white colour. The central part of each valve shows the colours of the tube line(s) served by the station.
® Transport for London, Registered User Number 16/5124
The Tube Map is part of Nick Fraser's Pipework Series.
British designer, Nick Fraser, produces a collection of contemporary interior products, characterised by re-imagining the familiar. His playful designs offer well-considered functionality, combined with character and charm. Using a range of materials and processes, all products are manufactured in the UK, with a large proportion being made by hand in his studio in Frome, Somerset. Nick focuses on quality objects that are individual and made to last. We naturally form memories of objects and materials in our everyday lives; Nick’s aim is to explore and build on these connections in an unexpected way. By playing with the visual and functional attributes of the norm, a new appreciation can be created.
Over the last 10 years, Nick has sold his products around the world. His refreshing approach has caught the buyers’ eyes at world-class retailers such as Liberty, V&A, Heal’s, Paul Smith and The Design Museum. Other clients include Google, Ted Baker, and Channel 4 productions. Nick's work has been featured in many broadsheets and design publications in the UK and around the world. The list includes Living Etc, ID Magazine, The Independent, Dam, Elle Decoration, KBB, Vogue Living, Grand Designs, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard and World of Interiors.
- Designed and made in the UK by Nick Fraser
- Materials: Polished and lacquered copper pipe / brass fittings / powder coated valves. Other finish options are available: please contact the store for further information
- Measurements: Board mounted H 130cm x W 241cm x D 17cm / Pipework only H 124cm x W 227cm x D 16cm
- Weight: 30 kg (without board) / 40 kg (with board)
- Delivery: Tube Map is made to order, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery