The Merry-Go-Round Coat Rack, which was designed for the entrance of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, took inspiration from a traditional wardrobe system used by miners. As its name suggests, the coatrack stands like a merry-go-round in a square.

The carrousel is made from red and white ropes that were patterned in-house at the studio. Plastic pulley blocks, fire hoses and metal weights were used for the mechanism, which is easy for the visitors to use.

In the museum the jackets and coats float beneath the ceiling, filling the empty space, and safely hang high. The visitors’ other belongings, such as bags, are displayed in transparent mesh lockers, as museum pieces. It is a cross between an artistic installation and a genuinely functional fixture.

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