Designer Uses Copper Pipes To Create A Full Map Of The London Underground
The three-dimensional installation premiered at the design junction exhibition in London
British designer Nick Fraser, known for reworking the familiar into the unexpected, has redesigned the London Underground by using copper pipework. The installation premiered at the international design show, designjunction, in King’s Cross station in London. Interweaving copper pipes make up the 3D map of London’s extensive transit system, but also use colored washers on valves to indicate intersecting pipelines, and use brass brackets to show smaller stops.
The design is a part of Fraser’s “Pipework Series.” Though Fraser has wanted to build a three dimensional iteration of the London Underground for some time, he plans on continuing the series further with more large-scale projects.