Sahuaro
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Project Details
Name: Sahuaro
Designer: Emiliano Godoy
Year: 2008
Materials: FSC certified birch plywood
Finish: Livos
Dimensions medium: 110 x 30 x 30 cm / 190 x 40 x 40 cm
Status: IN PRODUCTION by Pirwi in Mexico City
This coat stand is assembled from eight identical pieces and features a system of central joining that imitates the trunks and branches of trees, where the strength of the whole comes from the distribution of forces among all the limbs.

 

There are two different heights: full-sized for all types of coats, and a smaller version for jackets and purses – a Mexican classic.

 

It is very interesting how many objects are adapted to local uses in ways that may be surprising or unexpected in other contexts. In Mexico there is an indispensable accessory in restaurants and cafes, a small coat hook about a meter in height, which is placed besides the tables for handbags, umbrellas or jackets. Contrary to other parts of the world, in Mexico the long coat is a very rare item of clothing, therefore these coat hooks are not the tall version, which you do in fact find in domestic settings.

 

The additional benefit of this is that the coat hooks are not intrusive, and the overall height of furniture within the cafes is still quite low.