Making the domestic aesthetic
The organic appearance of our stylish, exquisitely crafted clothes horse is one of our most exceptional projects, constructed from Kebony Radiata. Projects like this demonstrate that we are more than just a sustainable and robust construction material but also appropriate for more intricate woodwork and the manufacture of furniture. It is the latest project in the long history we have with Wallpaper Magazine Handmade Edition for its annual exhibition in Milan.
Designed by talented young London-based designer Aaron Dunkerton the aim of this project was to create a beautiful luxury sculpture for the home, which was also practical. A graduate in product and furniture design from Kingston University, Dunkerton produced this piece in collaboration with Wallpaper. Kebony selected to lend its support to this project and the young designer because our wood is dimensionally stable even when continually exposed to moisture.
Comprised of intersecting slats with the cross-section forming the shape of a 12 pointed star the piece is an as artistic re-imagining of an everyday item of furniture. Furthermore it collapses to become more compact and smaller than dryers already available for purchase.
This clothes horse is the latest in a long list of consumer products that are now made of Kebony’s wood, including cutlery and the Acorn iPod docking station, demonstrating a growing demand for durable rather than disposable design, requiring high performance materials.