Eigen Coat Stand
The playful and undulating geometrical matrix-like form of the Eigen Coat Stand creates a plethora of storage options for jackets and bags, hats and scarves. Composed of four legs attached to a central stem, this minimal construction in solid oak bears a modernist influence, with form following function to produce a striking and practical design with an intricate yet elegant form.
In April 2012 the Eigen Coat Stand was recognised with a Design Guild Mark from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, awarding excellence in design, use of materials, manufacture and function.
While many “designer” coat stands are available to the contract market, there is a limited selection of affordable contemporary coat stands for the domestic market. I was drawn to the geometrical strength of the design and to the practicality of the vertical elements with horizontal joining members, both of which act functionally to provide areas to hang coats, scarves, bags and the like, but which also form strong design elements. The proportions minimise the footprint for compact entry halls, while ensuring a sufficient base to maintain stability.
The brief required a wooden coat stand with a sculptural appearance made from wood - the finger jointed solid oak is certified FSC and is sourced from sustainably managed forestry resources. The Eigen Coat Stand has already launched with John Lewis in the UK and will be available shortly in France, Switzerland and Italy. The home assembly aspects of the coat stand are an important consideration and we have clear step-by-step instructions. The design also flat-packs very economically, producing a compact package that can be carried home by car or public transport.
The Eigen Coat Stand is manufactured by European furniture brand Woodman (www.woodman.ee). Designer Leonhard Pfeifer was born in New Zealand and established his studio in London in 2003 from where he works with furniture manufacturers internationally.
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