Image: Matteo Gerbi

Spare and minimal, Stem is a wooden coat stand created by Italian architect and designer Matteo Gerbi.  Shown at the London Design Festival 2013 and produced entirely in England by local artisans, the piece has contemporary appeal and a sculptural feel that can adapt to any space.  Born of a childhood memory of workers in the Italian countryside who had the habit of hanging jackets and hats on the long handles of their tools, the stand consists of a cubic base into which eight circular beech wood pegs have been inserted at different heights for interest and practicality.  

Images: Matteo Gerbi