Hanger Chair, Philippe Malouin

Philippe Malouin originally designed the Hanger Chair while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and first exhibited it in 2008 as part of a series of space-saving objects that also included an inflatable dining table.

“Folding chairs tend to lie around the house, stacked in a corner, or in an unused room. When space is an issue, as is the case for most city dwellers, an object such as a folding chair will clutter up the precious available space,” says Malouin.

“The Hanger Chair is a folding chair based on one of the ultimate storage systems: the modest hanger. By morphing the function of the hanger with that of the folding chair, a new hybrid is born: a Hanger Chair— that has a function, even when not in use, to store our clothes in an orderly fashion.”