The Coatrack by the Meter is a nod to the wall coat racks of the Shakers, who fitted their coat racks along the entire length of the wall. Just like the Shakers, this design lacks everything that doesn't matter.
The hole created by the curved hook provides space to screw the coat rack to the wall. The coat racks are available in three lengths (100 cm, 50 cm and 19.76 cm) which you can connect to each other as you like (for the real Shaker effect) but of course separately also make a nice element on your wall.
Coatrack by the Meter
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Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
With us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
The Coatrack by the Meter was designed by Maarten Baptist. Together with local industries he invests in long-term relationships with the craftsmen who manufacture his products. In doing so, he has a predilection for industrial tube lasers. He used this technique to make a coat rack with minimal residual waste.
Fascinated by loopholes in the production process, Maarten likes to get seemingly impossible things done in a clever way. Within the design of the Coatrack by the Meter, for example, bending the hooks open was a challenge. As a joke, Maarten incorporates his date of birth into every product he designs, which is why the two-hook coat rack is 19.76 cm long!
The Coatrack by the Meter has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2014. We knew Maarten for a while as a great designer. But we only really got to know him during a trip to Moscow where we exhibited together. Under Vij5 a collaboration often starts from a friendship or a desire to work together. That's why we asked Maarten if he had a suitable product in his portfolio that could fit in the Vij5 collection. Maarten presented his Coatrack by the Meter and it turned out to be a hit!
Together we introduced new colours and developed the product into a system in which we added corner pieces and a small oak plank that fits exactly on the coat rack.
The Coatrack by the Meter is made in the region of Eindhoven by a metal producer and powdercoater.
The base of this coat rack consists of a square metal rod from which a hook is cut with a laser every ten centimetres. Then the hooks are bent outwards.
The coat racks are then powder coated in a number of standard colours, but in larger numbers they can also be coated in other colours to fit into any interior.
So the product arrives ready-made in our studio, after which we do a bit of quality control and pack the coat racks in a nice box!
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Coatrack by the Meter
3d laser cut in Eersel (NL)
Powder coating in Valkenswaard (NL)
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
Tube profile 4x4cm
Lengths 20, 50, 100 and 150 cm
RAL3032 Mother-of-pearl dark red
RAL8017 Chocolate brown
In Vij5 collection since 2014
Would you like to see the Coatrack by the Meter by Maarten Baptist in real life?
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotationhere.
All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop :
Coatrack by the Meter
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Vij5 Showroom open by appointment: Our showroom contains many new items, colours and stories from DDW onwards. In connection with Corona, we are only open by appointment for press & interior design professionals. As a consumer you can also make an appointment if you are interested in a specific product.
You can make an appointment for this in our online agenda.
A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!
Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.