ISSUE 57  |  Haberdashery

A Coat Rack with a Surprise

January 29, 2013 9:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Berlin-based designer Nicole Schindelholz fashions a coat rack into an interactive mechanical toy for adults; turning a daily chore into a moment of wonder and surprise.

Above: The Respond interactive mechanical coat rack injects an element of surprise into a daily chore.

Above: Schindelholz wanted people to enjoy understanding how technology works and created the Respond.

Above: The Respond is an interactive coat rack, which moves when a coat is hung on it; using a weight system and precision carpentry.

Above: See the working mechanics of the Respond coat rack in this video.

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