Philippe Malouin Designs Space-Saving Hanger-Chair Hybrid

Posted On Fri, January 30, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, January 30, 2015 By In Design, Furniture

Hosting dinner parties can be a challenge for those of us who live in cramped city apartments. If you don’t enjoy asking your guests to eat while sitting on the floor, there’s a simple space-saving solution that will help with this common dilemma.

Created by London-based, Canadian-born designer Philippe Malouin, the Hanger Chair is an elegant collision between, you guessed it, a hanger and a folding chair. When you don’t need the extra seating, you can hang the chairs in the closet, neatly and out of sight.

Philippe Malouin, hybrid design, wooden chair, Hanger Chair, Umbra Shift, ICFF, Design Academy Eindhoven

Philippe Malouin originally developed this idea while he was studying at the Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven and created a collection of space-saving objects. The hybrid seat is made from wood and comes in a variety of pastel colors including blue, soft yellow, amber orange, and grey.

Philippe Malouin, hybrid design, wooden chair, Hanger Chair, Umbra Shift, ICFF, Design Academy Eindhoven

Launched during the last edition of New York’s bustling ICFF, the chairs are perfect for an unexpected gathering of friends at home and can be hung on the wall as well as in the closet. And if you run out of hangers, you can use the Hanger Chair to hold your belongings.

Philippe Malouin, hybrid design, wooden chair, Hanger Chair, Umbra Shift, ICFF, Design Academy Eindhoven

This clever design is part of the Umbra Shift collection, an extension of Umbra, a Toronto-based store selling contemporary designs that rethink homewares.

See more cleverly simple objects by Philippe Malouin here.

[Related: Flux Chair: A Colorful Plastic Seat That Can Fold Up in Just 10 Seconds]

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Photos courtesy of Philippe Malouin

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