ISSUE 81  |  Best of Architecture

Architect-Designed Storage, from Portland, OR

July 17, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Oregon-based architect Brendon Farrell’s wall storage pieces focus on versatility and balance: our favorites are a coat rack with the capacity for multiple configurations, and a wall shelf whose leather sides and angle of installation achieve perfect stability.

Each of Farrell’s pieces is hand stamped with a limited-edition number and come with custom-made, low-profile brass hangers and screws. In addition to his storage accessories, Farrell designs furniture, lighting, and a stamp set inspired by tree species indigenous to the Northwest. See more at Brendon Farrell Architect.

Above: Brendon Farrell’s Coatrack is available in lengths of 18 and 36 inches, and in oiled walnut or oak; with a leather hanging strap for cellphones, keys, etc.

Above: The Coatrack is available in either 18- or 36-inch lengths. The 36-inch coatrack is suited to fit individual needs with a variety of layouts by changing up the positioning of the shelf and leather pocket.

Above: The leather hanging strap and pocket can be positioned on the right or on the left.

Above: The Hangshelf is available in oiled solid walnut or oak with leather sides.

Above: Attached with brass screws, the leather on each side of the hangshelf prevents the shelves from tipping.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 8, 2012.