Coat Stand

Bespoke Coat Stand - CA Holdings 2016

Coat Stand
Coat Stand

In 2016 Studio17 was commissioned by CA Holdings to design a bespoke coat stand for…

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In 2016 Studio17 was commissioned by CA Holdings to design a bespoke coat stand for two of its commercial properties.

The client supplied two lengths of turned oak, which was chosen to complement the oak staircase at their properties. As a product without commercial constraint, Studio17 selected solid billets of aluminium for the functional elements to be machined from, giving an unrivalled feeling of solidity, longevity, and as a pleasing material contrast to the natural oak.

A large, scalloped base gives the product stability, and retains rain water from umbrellas.  A middle ring retains the umbrellas themselves, and is supported by a single arm from the middle collar.

The same aesthetic defines the top ring – a halo joined by a single arm, but with flush fitting hooks manufactured from polished stainless steel.  The polished hooks have a discrete area to push, allowing them to pivot down for use, yet fold away neatly. Hidden screws behind the hooks allow the hook assemblies to be removed for maintenance.

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In 2016 Studio17 was commissioned by CA Holdings to design a bespoke coat stand for two of its commercial properties.

The client supplied two lengths of turned oak, which was chosen to complement the oak staircase at their properties. As a product without commercial constraint, Studio17 selected solid billets of aluminium for the functional elements to be machined from, giving an unrivalled feeling of solidity, longevity, and as a pleasing material contrast to the natural oak.

A large, scalloped base gives the product stability, and retains rain water from umbrellas.  A middle ring retains the umbrellas themselves, and is supported by a single arm from the middle collar.

The same aesthetic defines the top ring – a halo joined by a single arm, but with flush fitting hooks manufactured from polished stainless steel.  The polished hooks have a discrete area to push, allowing them to pivot down for use, yet fold away neatly. Hidden screws behind the hooks allow the hook assemblies to be removed for maintenance.

Coat Stand
Coat Stand

Sympathetic to the circular oak, these three distinct circular aluminium elements define the product. Studio17 worked closely with the engineers that were set to produce the parts, exploring different machining processes to deliver the optimum surface finish.

Full surfaces were created, to preserve the metallic sheen of the aluminium once they had been hard anodised and to give a satisfying feel to the touch. Crucially, extreme care was taken the detailing the product so that all of the fixings were hidden.

A deliberate lack of visual style or embellishment celebrates the beauty of the oak, and thus allows the product to sit in many different interiors for years to come without dating. One product resides at the clients’ London office, the other at the Cambridge office.

Coat Stand
Coat Stand
Coat Stand
Coat Stand
Coat Stand