Production Made Furniture Winner 2014
Client: Furniture Marque Furniture Ltd
Furniture designer: Fowler and Co Ltd
Furniture maker: Karlamin
Wood supplier: Bales Group Ltd
Wood species: Beech
The brief was to design an affordable domestic wall fixed coat rack distinct from products currently available on the market.
Inspired by hanging clothes on twigs protruding from a hedge, the Hat Tree is made from 2mm constructional European steam dried beech veneers.
Beech was chosen for it’s sustainability and underuse and references to Windsor chair making and Woodland Bodgers. The beauty of the product is it’s simplicity of manufacture especially as tooling costs are kept low by the use of repeated components. The result is a highly manufacturable, cost efficient and affordable product that is both sculptural and practical.
The piece is versatile and can be placed in domestic and contract interiors. It requires no specialist skills/tools to fix to the wall.