Jul 04, 2016 / Furniture
Stove Chair & Domino Coat Rack by Gabriel Tan

The Stove Chair & Domino Coat Rack are minimal designs by Gabriel Tan for the Furnishing Utopia: Shaker Reinterpreted exhibition held at Sight Unseen Offsite, New York Design Week 2016.

Shaker dining chairs were small, light, and could be hung on the wall (upside down) when not in use. These characteristics could be highly useful today because, not only are our spaces getting smaller, but the number of activities we pack into a single space has also increased. Stove is a three-legged chair with a short backrest and a seat shape inspired by the shaker stove, that can be hung upright on a wall mounted peg rail as a piece of functional art when not in use.

Reinterpreting the shaker peg rail, this version takes inspiration from dominos that are commonly used in wood working today. The proportion of the domino gives it its strength. It has a small ledge, which enables storage of mail and also acts as a spacer between the wall.