Coat Check Chair
This iconic designer chair creates unexpected meaning in mundane objects. Recombining clothes hangers and a steel closet rod, it elevates these pedestrian artifacts into something special.
Your Closet. Reinvented.
By bringing the elements of the closet into the foreground of a person’s daily routine, the Coat Check Chair offers a unique design and a gentle encouragement to stay neat. The hangers’ flexible plastic makes the chair surprisingly comfortable, while its impermanent construction lets users customize in terms of hanger color and pattern. Timeless and practical, the Coat Check Chair can fit in your studio, home, boutique, hotel or gallery, letting your closet join the party.
These welded steel rings are what keep the hangers from sliding down the frame. The custom rings intentionally match the diameter of the tubular hangers so they nest together beautifully.
It's true. You can sit on this chair. In fact, you can stand on this chair. Well, I can stand on this chair. I weigh 170 lbs. So it's 170 lbs of my dynamic weight.
Coat Check Chair has won numerous design awards as a concept, including: Core77, IDEA, I.D. Annual Design Review and Spark Awards. It has also been recognized by the following publications: Core77, Treehugger, Design Milk, Inhabitat, Apartment Therapy, Notcot, Mother Nature Network and many more.
Mix and Match Frame and Hanger Colors to Create Your Own Custom Chair
7 frame options
- powder coat: off-white, black, dark pink, dark turquoise, dark yellow, and navy blue
- polished stainless steel
12 hanger colors
- neutrals: white, off-white, black, grey,
- cools: navy blue, royal blue, turquoise, and purple
- warms: red, pink, orange, yellow
The chair frame is designed and built to work with standard Container Store hangers. We provide a set of hangers with the chair frame, but you can order more hangers in the future from Container Store at any time to make changes to your chair color.
Design Process Zine
This zine showcases the making of Coat Check Chair. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the raw sketches, prototypes and thinking that led up to this iconic designer chair. The story begins in the furniture design studio course at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005...
These are vector art prints of the Coat Check Chair. Each print is on enhanced matte paper poster. 8 x 10 size. Signed by the designer.
About the Designer
Joey believes good design is like good music. It’s approachable, engaging, and makes you feel. It’s something you want to play on repeat.
Having led successful design projects at industry stalwarts like Steelcase, Smart Design, and Continuum, Joey’s experience is vast. Since 2006, he has been creating iconic design for both young and established brands that make food, furniture, housewares, lighting, spaces, shoes and tech.
His work has garnered over 25 design awards, a dozen patents and has been published by Apartment Therapy, Boston Globe, Core77, Design Milk, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Metropolis, New York Times, Real Simple, Taschen, TIME and Wired.
Born and raised in Upstate New York by a Costa Rican immigrant father and Irish American mother, Joey is proud of his mixed heritage and blue collar roots. He is also proud of being a first generation college graduate. He is grateful for what he has, the people who have supported him and believes wholeheartedly in the American dream.
We’ve partnered with a high quality manufacturer in Pennsylvania. Their innovative powder coating process produces a durable finish with minimal impact on the environment. They don't use solvents that produce hazardous VOCs. Their pre-treatment system uses rainwater as the source water in the process, does not produce hazardous by-products, and uses an evaporation method to reduce wastewater discharge. Their facilities use energy-efficient infrared heaters to speed curing, reducing carbon footprint. And, they retrieve and reuse powder over spray to minimize waste.
Coat Check Chair ships from Baltimore, MD to locations in the United States for $50 per chair.
Coat Check Chair does not automatically ship internationally for this campaign. However, if you would like to ship Coat Check Chair internationally, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work with you to calculate your unique shipping costs and import fees and get you a chair.
Video and Photo Credits
Video, Portrait Photo, and GIFs Credit:Human Being Productions
Product Photos Credit: Studio Us
Risks and challenges
Our timeline is estimated based on getting on the manufacturer's schedule quickly post-campaign. There's a chance that if there are more orders ahead of us than anticipated, our production dates could be pushed back and therefore delay delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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