Playing Cowboys and Indians: NAB design

Missing those fun-filled days playing cowboys & Indians? Inspired by the North-American Indian legacy, Nicolas Abdelkader designed a coat hanger made of hand-turned beechwood. Initially trained as a draughtsman, the French designer spent 8 years working in architectural firms before setting up his own design studio, NAB, in 2014. Nicolas Abdelkader is focused on "establishing a strong interaction between the user and the object - turning this latter into an actual "Plus one" rather than seeing it as an inanimate object." Aiming towards implementing a dynamic based on material, sustainability and human interaction, the designer adds his personal touch: a pinch of humor. "Design shouldn't take itself too seriously!"

Eames Hang it all: Paint it red

Charles and Ray Eames started designing objects for children in the mid-1940s (Charles had a young daughter from his previous marriage): after plywood animals, building blocks and masks, they came up with the "Hang It All" in 1953. The iconic coat hanger, now a classic household staple, was designed by the Eames to encourage children to hang up their belongings themselves. Trouble is, you cannot admire it anymore when overloaded with clothes... Unless you buy the whole new "Hang It All" series from Vitra -in green, red or white, specially issued for Ray Eames' 100th birthday- and exhibit them as works of art on your walls (let's not discuss budget).

Julian Appelius for Pulpo

Julian Appelius has designed new pieces for German furniture brand Pulpo, including a surprising rocking library and a small bench that doubles as a coat hanger. Julian Appelius signe quelques nouveautés pour le fabricant de mobilier design allemand Pulpo, dont une surprenante bibliothèque à fond arqué, ainsi qu'un petit banc qui fait également office de porte-manteau.