Write about the big ideas behind your project? What are the goals? Why did you make it? What are your motivations?
One of the biggest difficulties of being a college student is figuring out how to best utilize a small dorm space. This year, I was placed in an especially small double, and am constantly overwhelmed with clutter. One of the biggest sources of clutter is my pile of hangers. I have a small IKEA rack where I keep my big winter jackets, and only so many can fit at a time. Therefore, all my unused hangers have to sit on the side. However, I think this is a huge waste of space, so I set out to design a collapsible hanger.
Research & Context
Describe what informed your ideas and your outcome? How does your outcome relate to other work in the field? What are the precedent projects?
A lot of existing solutions for hangers in small spaces include very complex ones such as the one in the photo above that allow users to hang multiple things from one. However, this is not exactly the issue I wanted to solve, so I wanted to simplify the mechanism to focus on the collapsable-ness of the hanger.
What influenced your design? Is there a specific style, art movement, or natural phenomena? Include at least one example.
I really like the simplistic aesthetic of this hanger.
I think that the visual of the hanger should parallel the simplicity of its function, in addition to its original purpose to simplify and declutter spare hangers.
Sketch Your Project Below
Include dimensions, point of actuation, materials, colours, etc.