ISSUE 88  |  Low-Key Fashion

Design Sleuth: A Shoe Tree Turned Coat Hook

September 06, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Inspired by the classical shoetree, the designers at Maison Martin Margiela put it on the wall: Instant sculpture, not to mention functional storage. 

Above: The Shoetree Hook is part of the Line 13 Maison Martin Margiela Collection; made from varnished lime tree wood with mounting hardware included; $72 from Lumiere. Image via DesignBoom.

Above: The designer modified a shoetree by replacing the heel with a hook. 

Above: The dimensions of the Shoetree Hook are 31cm by 8.5cm by  8cm.

Above: The Shoetree Hook is made from varnished lime tree wood and features mounting hardware for easy installation; $72.

Above: Maison Martin Margiela has a knack of turning the everyday object into a much coveted household item. Who can forget the Bottle Lamp? See our DIY to create your own Maison Martin Margiela Bottle Lamps. Image via L’Atelier d’Exercises