1st birch straight

Wherever you lay your hat…

Throughout my time at Saffron House I observed residents interacting with objects, clothes and hats and a traditional hat stand in a hallway. Each unit within the new Saffron Gardens development was to be named after a tree and so, in collaboration with Helen Kalmijn, we developed ideas for a series of tree hat stands. These will act as a prompt from inside to outside and are both a sculptural and a useful addition to the home, allowing residents to hang clothes and objects.

Today I met up with my collaborator Helen  to catch up on progress with our ‘tree’ hatstands .  She has been experimenting with steam-bending  to create bent branches on the top of a palm tree.

 There will be four hatstands which will relate to Hazel, Birch, Aster and Palm .