I've long maintained that there's a piece of furniture all of us could use, but which has yet to be designed. In our bedrooms we all have beds, dressers, a closet to hang clothes in. But where do you put clothes that you've worn once, but that are not quite ready for the laundry cycle? I doubt you refold them and place them back in the drawer or closet; I'm guessing you throw them over a chair, where they start to pile up with other once-worn items, creating clutter and an appearance of messiness.
What might solve the problem is a sort of modern-day clothes horse, something with more capacity and flexibility than a valet. I've yet to see anyone design such a thing, but this new design from a group of students at SVA's MFA Products of Design program comes close.
As part of the Brand, Product and Experience class, students Natsuki Hayashi, Adem Önalan and Souvik Paul conceived of Ounce Denim Supply, a fictional brand meant to serve so-called "denimheads," i.e. those obsessed with premium jeans. While I'm an anti-fashion person who personally finds denimhead culture as silly as the rest of them, my eye was caught by one of the fixtures the students came up with, which is this:
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The racetrack-shaped portion up top is meant to hold specialty cleaning supplies, which doesn't interest me much, but there are hooks within it to allow one to hang a pair of pants for air circulation's sake.
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I don't think having a hanging rod end in a radius is a good idea, as klutz that I am, I'd easily knock a hanger around the bend. But this is the only piece of furniture I've ever seen that allows one to air pants out in this way, and I like the little valet tray atop the racetrack.
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You can read and see more details on the project here.
A question for all of you: What do you do with once-worn clothes? And would you use a piece of furniture that allowed you to air such items out?