Hoop Coat Rack
Canadian MSDS Studio is behind Hoop, a multifunctional coat rack in a soft and concise design comprised of oval shapes. With pegs shaped as hoops rather than hooks, the coat rack’s hollow spaces offer an additional place to hang accessories.
"We wanted to make a coat rack that was functional, but without the typical jagged parts. We have given Hoop a softer shape, which is more fun and inviting than the somewhat tool-like appearance of traditional coat racks," explains MSDS Studio.
The design is built around capsule shapes in a formal symmetry between the back piece’s rounded form and the hollow silhouette of the vertical hangers. The delicate hoops are made from metal, combining a thin profile with a strong hold, while the wooden component adds depth and texture to the design.
Designed by MSDS Studio
MSDS is a multidisciplinary Toronto-based studio founded by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine. With an exploratory approach to design, they apply technical and aesthetic considerations to the processes of transforming raw materials into objects and products, combining Jessica’s background in interior design and Jonathan’s experience in cabinetmaking. Materials are used in ways that respect their properties and the processes to manipulate them, and colors are used to unify components or to accentuate specific aspects of a design.
MSDS explains: “Design is a means of mediating between nature and culture. We produce design that engages contemporary culture while adhering to the abiding principles of good design and the inheritance of craftsmanship.”