UK-based industrial designer John Green has garnered notice over the past few years for his simple, inventive furniture and accessory designs (see the Pantone Wallstore for Seletti). His latest project, The Standard, is a modern coat stand "designed around a standard replacement hardwood broom handle" (it had its debut at the recent 100% Design Show in London). The Standard Coat Rack is designed to be flat-packed in a one-meter postal tube and self-assembled. Green is currently seeking a manufacturer and distribution for his coat rack; given his earlier successes, we predict it will be on the market soon.
Above: The fully assembled Standard Coat Rack.