One main problem with New York City apartments (or city apartments in general) is the lack of closet space. I can handle a scaled-down living room and less-than-glamorous kitchen, but clothes need a place to hang and the Carrie Bradshaw oven solution doesn’t do the trick. Unfortunately, it seems that each time I embark on the search for a new place, my current closet seems comparatively large.
Chop Stick Wardrobe. Designed by by Andreas Saxer
While the most satisfying solution would be to find an apartment with ample, organized closet space, neatly enclosed behind doors, the likeliness of that is, well, fairly low. The Chop Stick wardrobe by Swiss designer Andreas Saxer is inspired by traditional Japanese wood joinery methods. “Four wooden sticks are loosely connected with an aluminum profile.” The weight of the clothes actually enforces the stability of the otherwise loose system. Its simplistic design is similar in style to that of Japanese brand Muji - a favorite of mine for affordable and streamlined minimalism. Chop Stick is a nice alternative to the standard metal garment rack - and an easy solution for rental space.
Andreas Saxer has a design office in Zurich, Switzerland in addition to being a lecturer at the Chang-Geng University Taipei, Taiwan, Departement of Management, Industrial Design.