Paleworks

A structure aiming to blur the line between different fields—art to architecture, fashion to exhibition design.

     Idea

Flow is made of tubular steel—a continuous yet modular, a complex yet alluring structure. The purpose is to investigate a possible Bauhaus clothing rack from today’s perspective since the cult designs have been predominantly chairs, lamps or tables. Designed by two graduates of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, in a similar condition with the Wagenfeld Lamp, the system questions: What makes a product iconic? Can we still design a classic?

     Configuration

Flow is suitable for customization and easy to assemble and dismantle. This modular grid essentially functions as a clothing rack, however, depending on the wish, space, and need, it offers various areas of utilization. Consisting of three versions, diverse configurations can be created: A simple rack, a corner, a circular arrangement, a linear form or a labyrinthic sequence. It can be used as a household good—a hanger with different layers for different kinds and lengths of clothing. It can be used in a gallery as an exhibition system— displaying various works and items. It can also turn into a comprehensive system for various kinds of retail spaces—with the opportunity of being tailored for the style of the brand. 

     Inspiration

There is a major inspiration in Flow—composed by the ideology and aesthetics of Struc-Tube (1948) by George Nelson. On the other hand, the way of combining art and crafts has been influenced by the theory of “Gesamtkunstwerk” and the Wassily Chair which is apparent in both imagery and vision.

Struc-tube—from Display by George Nelson
Wassily Chair—from knolleurope.com

Function

This modular grid essentially functions as a clothing rack, however, depending on the wish, space, and need, it offers various areas of utilization. It can be used as a household good—a hanger with different layers for different kinds and lengths of clothing. It can be used in a gallery as an exhibition system— displaying various works and items. It can also turn into a comprehensive system for various kinds of retail spaces—with the opportunity of being tailored for the style of the brand. 

     Material & Color

Flow comes in different material and color options in order to fit better in its surroundings. The classic version is made of stainless steel while the powder-coated version has a range of beige-red, pastel green, and grey-white.

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