Winner: Hat Tree
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