Evelyn Lee

MATERIOUS CUBBY

by , 05/03/06



Here’s another charming idea from Materious Design: the Cubby.

Reminiscent of kindergarten cubbies, the Cubby coat hook puts an adult spin on kid-friendly storage. Instead of hanging your coat on a sharp pointy hook, the Cubby provides a secure and �collar-friendly� support for all types of coats, scarves, and purses; while offering storage for small the items we reach for everyday when leaving the house including wallets, keys, sunglasses, and change. The Cubby comes in a variety of colors and can be attached to the wall in a linear cubby fashion or completely at random.

+ Cubby Coat Hook

Materious Design is composed of Chicago design duo Stephanie Munson and Bruce M. Tharp. Their designs will be on display in New York this month, at the eagerly anticipated Haute Green show in Brooklyn, May 20-23rd.

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  1. stephanie June 12, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    the product works. this is just a rendering. photos of the real thing coming soon, but it functions and coats do not fall off of it…

    would be interested if indeed ikea sells one. i haven’t seen it yet..but let me know if it exists?

    stephanie

  2. Scott May 8, 2006 at 10:18 am

    I like it too and would definately use it! But like the others, I think it needs a better angle, or maybe a small lip on the edge. Don’t want to knock off other coats while trying to get yours off, just by simply brushing against them.

  3. Julie May 5, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    I like this!. We’d use this at our truck repair shop for the mechanics to hang their coveralls on. A place to put their own safety glasses, keys and change. It’s a great organizer.

  4. z May 4, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    ikea already sells one similar item (three colors, approx 10$), if I find the reference I will post it

  5. kristine May 4, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    It’s difficult to understand scale with this photograph. In making some functional design assumptions, I am assuming it’s about 3″ wide and 4-5″ deep. Coats can’t hang on any circular item much larger than that. So, it would be fine in an office, if indeed it is that small. My real issue is it’s designed for people who wear one or two jackets and tall people. If I put my keys in one of those, I will never find them. I change coats often, and I leave them on coat racks. Also, I am short. Coat hangers are usually mounted higher to accommodate men’s sized long coats. Neither I nor my 6 sisters would ever see the inside of this. I do like it quite a bit. One question. Doesn’t this item seem a perfect candidate for recycled rubber/plastic?

  6. Ro May 4, 2006 at 6:57 am

    Got to agree with Elizabeth here. The idea is good, the execution lacks practical thinking. ;) A non slippery surface on top would do the trick (or use a non slippery surface material on the whole thing)

    And it’s not really something you would hang up in an office, unless you have enough space to hang these things.

  7. Elizabeth May 3, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    Concept? Good. Execution? . Why would one use a slick surface and barely noticable angle to make such a thing? Casually placed coats would fall right to the ground. Why not a hard rubber surface instead?

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