Matthew Plumstead: Clip TreePosted: May 29, 2012
The Clip Tree from Matthew Plumstead made its debut at ICFF last weekend in NY. The design reinterprets the traditional coat rack’s purpose and aesthetics by adding features to collect a varying range of objects. As some of the most ornate have done in the past, Plumstead’s design creates a playful if not quirky composition, fitting for today’s modern interior.
From Matthew Plumstead: Clip Tree is a configurable valet for use in the home, office, or hotel room. Taking functional inspiration from early hall trees and coat stands, Clip Tree combines both forms resulting in a product that is designed to hold onto all of the things we carry around with us during the day. From cell phones to spring scarves, messenger bags to a child’s raincoat, Clip Tree provides a way to elegantly frame our possessions. Rubber components can be clipped into notches that run the length of each wooden post. This design allows for a flexible platform which accommodates the needs for people of all ages and sizes. And as seasons change or children grow, the clips can be rearranged to receive different objects. Assembly is very simple, requiring only an allen wrench for the floor version and screw driver for the wall version.
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