Looks cool, but what does it actually do?
As in a previously-seen design by Labyrinth Studio, designer Diogo Frias started with the iconic clotheshanger to create a wall-mounted hanger; his final product, "Andy," is far more refined, albeit at the expense of practicality. Although the Portuguese designer writes that "the economy of space was a major factor during its development," it seems to take up quite a bit of real estate on the wall... not to mention the fact that it protrudes quite a bit when in use. (No specification as to how much weight it can support, but we're assuming it can be used as a shelf for hats and the like.)
Yet "Andy," designed for Portuguese label WeWood, is compelling precisely because it seems like such an elaborate solution for a simple problem, alluding to a Murphy bed and even conjuring the Amish tradition of hanging chairs on the wall as decorative objects. "Folded, a frame on oak is visible only with a simple shape of a hanger cut on it, giving the piece a more sculptural character, creating mystery about its purpose and functionality."
One more for good measure: