Matrix Coatstand from Made in Ratio
Furniture & Lighting
Something about coat racks (coat stands, coat trees, coat hooks) seems to bring out a particular brand of inventiveness in industrial designers. The new British design studio Made in Ratio, under the Creative Direction of Australian designer Brodie Neill, joins the list of names, from Charles and Ray Eames to Matthieu Mategot, to put a decidedly artistic spin on this most casual of storage devices—with their exquisitely constructed Matrix Coatstand. “Beautifully woven from a continuous thread of steel,” the Matrix is a wiry vertical ‘statement’ piece that doesn’t have a bad angle (we particularly like the flowery aerial view) and is versatile enough to easily hold bags and umbrellas, too. Now, that’s what we call smart wiring.