ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

London Design Week: Tree-Inspired Coat Racks

October 02, 2012 6:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

This week I'll be sharing some finds from London Design Week; first up: coat racks inspired by trees, spotted at Tent London and Design Junction.

Above: The "Brish" Hat Stand by Sebastian Cox is adjustable. When an object is placed on a hook, the weight of the item causes the hook to grip to the stem, securing the hat or jacket at a particular chosen height.

Above: The Brish Hat Stand sells for £155.

Above: Sebastian Cox has fashioned a coat stand from locally coppiced hazel, which is harvested by hand. Coppicing is a woodland management method that provides a renewable supply of wood.

Above: Harry Parr-Young's Branch Coat Hanger; a hand-turned oak branch that is inspired by the turned legs and spindles of Windsor chairs.

Above: With a little creativity, you can create your own trees of storage as witnessed at the Authentics stand at Design Junction. The Branch Coat Hanger comes in natural, black, or white and is available through Authentics for £125. Photography by Christine Hanway.

N.B. Looking for new ways to clear the clothes clutter? See 86 images of Coat Racks on our Gallery of rooms and spaces.