ET TU Valet by MPATHE is an iconic new clothes stand designed to hold jackets, coats, jeans, t shirts, hats, accessories and favorite sneaker. Or consider this piece as an original dynamic linear timber forms light in structure and spatially open to support the days clothes. The form is inspired by designer Simon Alexander's recent immersion in New Zealand's traditional Kiwi carved aesthetics. ET TU expands on a traditional valet stand with a calligraphic brushstroke merging the Kiwi hei matau fish-hook motive of Aotearoa and Australian Aboriginal boomerang icons. This meta-hook then catches clothes thrown in effect to a Valet (Butler or Nanny). Suitable for hospitality, business office and domestic bedroom uses.
The name Et Tu is a bilingual pun which means in Maori to stand up with a sense of humour. Comic clothing relief that helps get that favorite gear off the floor.This design embraces ecological sustainability by upcycling urban salvaged timbers of Camphor Laurel (an asian exotic yet scented weed species in Australia), or indigenous Sydney Blue Gum and Blackbutt Eucalypt trees that fall or are demolished in the Sydney City region. The handcrafted pieces are cleanly finished raw with a flat natural look of china-oil, or may be polished to order with a water-based lacquer.
Artfully storing clothing on this smooth and harmonious open structure is certainly an improvement on the back of a chair.
Dimensions:1800h x 600w x 750d
ET TU is available at MPATHE , also currently on exhibit at Casula Powerhouse Gallery, NSW. Australia. Images courtesy of MPATHE. Thanks Simon for the submission.