by , 01/10/07

Ivy, modular coat rack, michael meredith

Here’s a beautiful take on biomimicry and functional wall art: Michael Meredith’s modular coat rack, Ivy. Using Y shaped components and 4 different connectors, Ivy will “grow” all over your walls to create a unique and organically-inspired hanging system.

Its just too bad Ivy isn’t as green as its namesake — perhaps the next edition could be made from eco-friendly corn or soy polymers instead of petrol-based plastics?

Michael Meredith is an architect and designer whose diverse work is featured in this year’s Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt. Ivy is made in 4 colors and available at the Cooper-Hewitt Shop.

+Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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  1. royal March 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    This is the fun kind of stuff I love finding on inhabitat. Plastic is okay by me. I can always recycle that later myself.

  2. Jodi Smits Anderson January 12, 2007 at 9:26 am

    I’m pretty sure that biomimicry isn’t just about the “look” or the marketability – it’s about the materials, productsion and eventual disposal as well. We should try to use this term with respect for all phases of product life.

  3. Peter Hoh January 11, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Made from ABS, the same as LEGO. I suspect that something similar could be made with the new studless LEGO beams and connectors.

  4. Sheldon January 11, 2007 at 5:10 am

    “perhaps the next edition could be made from eco-friendly corn or soy polymers instead of petrol-based plastics” .. or even recycled plastic would be a start!
    However, a very nice and simple idea. Strikes me as something that the likes of IKEA would produce.

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