This clothes rail was created out of the desire to introduce a clean and useful
piece of furniture to the Ishinomaki Laboratory collection. Embodying the simple
design found in our products, the form of this piece was determined by the
available timber sections, while attempting to make something light, economical,
and in the spirit of the project. Reflecting the square shape of the iconic
Ishinomaki Laboratory logo, the right angles of the hanger give it an aesthetic
that conveys both strength and grace. With its modest construction, the clothes
rack can be used in a variety of environments, including homes, shops, and
offices. The name of this hanger, “MIYAGI”, refers to the prefecture of Miyagi,
where the wood used for this product – the Kurikoma cedar – is harvested.
Design : Michael Marriott
Michael Marriott has been working as a designer since 1993. Although trained as a furniture designer, his practice is much broader; embracing the design of exhibitions on one hand and products on the other. He is also often involved with many other peripheral aspects of design; teaching, writing, curating, collating, etc. In all his varied practice there is a common core though, which is a search for the elemental nature of the thing in hand.