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'Takke' Coat Rack


Takke is a wall-mounted coat rack from the very cool and sophisticated design company, Raw Studios. The silhouettes of tree branches inspired its shape and form and the branch structure lends itself naturally to the shaping of hooks and hanging spaces. We love its ingenuity and uniqueness. HL asked designer, Thys Kotzé what inspired this creation… ‘The natural hooks and hangers of tree branches are what attracted our attention initially and formed the biggest inspiration for the design. Inherently the shape of tree branches does not lend itself to a modular simplistic design, nor to the cost-effective use of materials, but at Raw Studios our design philosophy is driven by these goals,’ he says. ‘We considered the various aspects of the designs and combined them with the jointing techniques we use,’ continues Thys. ‘The product that finally emerged is aesthetically pleasing and functional. Not only that, but it makes economical use of materials and resources.’ Pretoria-based Raw Studios designs and manufactures modular furniture systems from their holding in Boschkop. Their pieces are innovative, with a need to enrich environments and make people’s lives easier. The products are easy to install and you can make your own units by expanding, adjusting and adding colours and fun prints. You can order the Takke Coat Rack online at rawstudios.co.za. Email Thys on thys@rawstudios.co.za or email orders@rawstudios.co.za to place an order. They can also be contacted directly on 012-940-4211.