A technique for making structural frames autonomously and with readily available materials. Copper plated steel rods are used to join steel tubes. In this assembly the steel tubes are both structural elements and the tool for forming the joints.
A smoked glass top rests on a hand-welded, copper-plated steel rod base. Inspired by the architecture of bridges and towers, the Pylon collection was created by British designer Tom Dixon as a structural research project, attempting to create the lightest metal chair in the world.