Mar
22
2009
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Artsy & Functional Coat Racks

I have never quite understood why so many lovely American homes, which on average are a lot larger than Swedish homes, have so little closet space in their entryways. I can’t tell you how many times I have been a guest at someone’s home and my coat has ended up in a pile on the bed in the guest room or in the office space! (And believe me, it is not any better at my house!)

I think that the creative Swedes have it all figured out! For years my friends back home have been using  wonderfully designed coat racks that look like true art pieces when not utilized. Splendid I say!

The Swedese Tree, designed by Michael Young and Katrin Petursdottir is already considered a classic. I can kick myself for not having one already. Mine is coming this spring (the white floor version)! See here for resellers worldwide.

A couple of years ago Karl Andersson & Söner (means sons in Swedish) launched its Nest, designed by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom. It is fun and decorative and comes in 8 standard colors. See here for resellers worldwide.

It comes in a handsome wall version as well.

The same company just launched a wall model, called ponoq. It is designed by Nils Gulin. The peg board  cleverly folds up when nothing is hanging on it.

Photo: Dan Gordan

And now Swedish Gärsnäs is launching its botanical version, called LOOP, designed by Nina Jobs.  LOOP is made of ash wood and produced using a bentwood technique. I find its looks very romantic. It is like it could have been from another era. See here for resellers worldwide.


I am happy to see that also Pottery Barn has something new in its coat hanging department – Twig. The coat rack would fit in almost any home – traditional or modern.


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