Indeed, Pipe Show (vanderstraeten.fr) is a conversation piece. Composed of brightly colored stainless-steel tubes the artist has carefully stacked, the console is a study in contrasts, blending the strength of its material with the fluidity of its form and the warmth of its color spectrum. “It is the transformation of a very common element into a precious piece of furniture,” says Van der Straeten.

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Pipe Show’s exquisite artisanship—the designer says it takes roughly 2 months to make each piece—is no doubt a quality that the work has in common with the old masters and antiques of TEFAF. And with a limited production of just 60 examples, the console may even prove to be more collectible than a marble bust or two.

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