This elegant Eigen Coat Stand by designer Leonhard Pfeifer (shown above with his creation) was just awarded a 2012 Design Guild Mark from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in London which recognises excellence in design, use of materials, manufacture and function.
As functional as it is beautiful, the wood coat stand looks great empty or laden with coats, hats, umbrellas or canes.
Leonhard describes his Eigen Coat Stand:
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. Designer Leonhard Pfeifer was born in New Zealand and established his studio in London in 2003 from where he works with furniture manufacturers internationally.
See more of Leonhard's work at his site.