Philippe Malouin originally designed the Hanger Chair while studying at 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,” said Malouin. “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. 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,” he said.