This is such a cool modern iconic piece for your home! Made of white ABS plastic this valet, coat rack, towel rack, whichever you want to call it, was designed in the 1970s by famed Japanese designer, Mako Hasuike, for the Italian bathroom products company Gedy. It has seven useful arms. The bottom three are long, most likely for folded towels or trousers, and spin freely on the shaft for placement wherever you need them. The top four are short, most likely for unfolded towels, robes, shirts, jackets, or coats, and rotate all together in a fixed position. We found this in a hot tub room in a marvelous mid-century modern home, but you could use it in a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, or maybe your entryway.
Mako Hasuike, was born on January 20,1938 in Tokyo. In 1962 he graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts. He worked for one year in Tokyo for Seiko where he designed a set of clocks and timers for the Olympic Games before moving to Italy where he established himself by working in different field of industrial design. He set up his own studio in Milan in 1968 which was one of the first studios of industrial design in Italy. Then in 1982 he created MH Way which is still active today. For over 40 years he has worked with many companies in various fields contributing to their success. Today, in addition to designing, he teaches and lectures and is one of the founding committee members of the Masters in Strategic Design at the Polytechnic of Milan.
Wherever you decide to use this versatile iconic piece…you need to make it yours.