Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Studio Wieki Somers: Merry-go-round Coat Rack Wins 2009 Dutch Design Award

the 'merry-go-round' coat rack before the rush of visitors

as visitors interacting with the coat rack

the carousel filled with colorful jackets

red and white ropes, plastic pulley blocks, fire hoses and metal weights are used to hoist the jackets

a closer look at the pulley system

the merry-go-round coat rack is a spatial ballet for coats, with a color palette that is
determined by the season. its presence is so strong that one starts experiencing the museum
the moment one enters the space: something as banal as a coat rack has clearly become
a work of art itself. by participating, the user becomes part of the design. the engagement
of the designer is tangible, the technical and aesthetic execution is excellent; all these qualities
together make this the best design of the moment.
” - DDA jury

Studio Wieki Somers has been awarded the Golden Lion at the 2009 Dutch Design Awards for her merry-go-round coat rack designed for the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
completed by haunting dogs full of grace(a partnership of six designers who came together
for the occasion).

All pics & info via www.designboom.com