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Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Posted By Lea Stewart On May 10, 2011 @ 3:46 pm In green furniture,Recycled Materials,Transforming Furniture | 1 Comment

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Social gatherings always give way to coats messily thrown on chairs. To inspire guests to hang their coats properly, Joey Zeledón [1] has made the experience engaging by displaying the hangers. Aptly dubbed The Coat Check Chair,  Zeledón’s [1] design cleverly uses colorful hangers stacked on a metal frame to provide unique seating, while also promoting coat storage. The chair also uses only found objects [2] – tubular steel from a closet rod and standard plastic hangers [3] – so there is no new material used in its creation.

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The Boston-based Zeledón conceptualized, prototyped, and even made a short animation [4] to explain the thought behind the design of the chair. The simple form is so appealing, that is easy to see why it Zeledon’s concept was selected for a Design Distinction in this year’s I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review [5]. We can also imagine that guests would be drawn to the whimsical appearance, and might even test out the chair’s comfort before taking a hanger off to hang their outer wear.

YouTube Preview Image [6]

Jack Bredendoerder [7], judge in the I.D. Magazine’s Design Review [5], commented that the Coat Check Chair “is just a brilliant idea. Simple, useful, clear.” We agree completely!

+ Joey Zeledón [1]

Via Design Milk [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Joey Zeledón: http://www.coroflot.com/joeyz/profile

[2] found objects: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[3] plastic hangers: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-chandelier-made-from-recycled-plastic-hangers/

[4] short animation: http://youtu.be/u5NkhbRCS70

[5] I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review: http://www.id-mag.com/annualdesignreview/

[6] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5NkhbRCS70

[7] Jack Bredendoerder: http://www.landor.com/index.cfm?do=aboutus.bio&bio=229&bhcp=1

[8] Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/coat-check-chair-by-joey-zeledon/

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