The traditional American Shaker coat rack with a shelf is reinterpreted here by the design trio Big-Game, who bring two historical materials together to create the sturdy and durable coat rack Beam. The metal bar is not just a beam that you can slide the wooden hooks on, as many as you need, but also a shelf with an edge that keeps smaller items in place above the hooks.
Founded in 2004 by Grégoire Jeanmonod (b. 1978), Elric Petit (b. 1978) and Augustin Scott de Martinville (b. 1980), who are Swiss, Belgian and French respectively, Big-Game is a design studio based in Switzerland. The diverse backgrounds of the trio of designers enable their works to combine a relaxed South European approach with a type of Flemish functionality, which has brought them a number of international design awards. The constant element across their design portfolio as a design studio is their preference for simple and functional objects. They have experience with both small and large product design briefs, and are all currently teaching at ECAL, in Lausanne, Switzerland - this injects them with an energy that can be found in their designs.