In every country I come I always buy a local interior magazine. To find new ideas, to stay up to date and to recognize trends. The best thing is when you find something in a magazine and a few days later, you bump into the same idea or detail somewhere in a hotel, cafe or shop. I love that feeling of recognition.

The same happened with this trend that’s going on for a while now, exposing your copper pipes. Not hiding the functional but creating something esthetic with the functional. I found some great examples of exposed copper pipes for you.

Exposed Copper Pipes in your kitchen

Use your copper pipes as a rack for your kitchen tools. It’s very useful and it looks unique. The copper works very well on a concrete base like this wall.

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Copper pipes in your bathroom

Together with black and white, copper looks very elegant and expensive. Especially when you install your copper pipes symmetrically like they did here.

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But copper can also be used in a more minimalistic and rough kind of bathroom. Together with the brick wall and the concrete, the copper stands out very well and gives a touch of pureness. Don’t hide what is there.

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You can also play with copper pipes like they did here. Create fun shapes and forms as a shower head. But also the taps are a detail here. They didn’t use any fancy taps but just the ones you always see on the copper pipes.

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Esthetic Exposed Copper Pipes

In these two pictures you see that the designer chose to use a bit more copper than necessary. It’s more an esthetic image than a functional one.

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Exposed Copper Pipes in your bedroom?

I think this an idea for people with guts because copper pipes are only in places where there is water. But we should be able to accept new ideas right? So why not place copper pipes in your bedroom as an decoration and functional purpose?

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What do you think of this new trend? Not hiding what is there but showing the real technique and stuff behind the walls?

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