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Production made furniture

Winner: Hat Tree

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The brief was to design an affordable domestic wall-fixed coat rack distinct from products currently available. Inspired by clothes hung on twigs protruding from a hedge, the Hat Tree is made from 2mm constructional European steamed beech veneers. The piece is versatile and can be placed in domestic and contract interiors. It requires no specialist skills/tools to fix to the wall. 

The judges said: ‘We admired this because it offers a softwood solution where often another material would be used. The designer has had a creative idea and adapted it to the rigours of the production process. This is a true production piece, available to buy in the shops.’


Client: Marque Furniture

Furniture designer: Fowler and Co

Furniture maker: Karlamin

Timber: Steamed laminated European beech

 

  • Hat Tree is sold as single units which can be combined to make a large decorative piece.
    Hat Tree is sold as single units which can be combined to make a large decorative piece.
  • The rack has a distinctive character.
    The rack has a distinctive character.

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