• ash wood hanger •
Conceptually, I wanted to design a hanger that emphasized minimal production waste. Ideally, each laminates are laser cut from a roll of ash veneer, steam-bent and glued together onto a form, and finished with wood oil. Every detail is influenced by function, which led to the minimal-esque aesthetics of the design.
I started off with a few conceptual sketches as well as process ideations for manufacture, keeping the limited supplies I had to work with in mind. From there on, I utilized tools from the school and local maker-space to cut the pieces to the correct dimensions.
Using clamps and a rough form, I managed to create some satisfactory prototypes. Of the 20 pieces I manufactured, only 2 of them came out nearly perfect to what I wanted from the product. Nevertheless, the two I did produce did an extremely good job of holding heavy jackets for an extended amount of time.